Journal article

Enhancing long-term governance: Parliament’s vital oversight role

This article explores how the New Zealand Parliament scrutinises the quality of long-term governance and considers how such scrutiny could be made more systematic, proactive and rigorous.
Briefing paper

Regulatory quality and COVID-19: managing the risks and supporting the recovery

The exceptional situation of the Covid-19 pandemic underlines the importance of regulation, alongside taxing, spending and communicating, as one of the most relevant levers of government action.
Report

Policy lessons from catastrophic events

Research into policy and policy failures tends to focus on analysis rather than implementation and enforcement. The Bennett Institute recently hosted a workshop to bring together people from different domains of safety practice and research backgrounds to discuss the challenge. This report details those discussions.
Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Report

Personnel security: due diligence over public service employees

In this audit, the Victorian Auditor-General examined personnel security measures at all eight government departments, and the Victorian Public Service Commission. The report specifically assesses agencies’ employment screening practices and how they are managing conflict of interest risks during recruitment.
Report

Parliament’s role in the coronavirus crisis

The UK government’s move to return the Commons to its usual ways of working when it returns from recess, is deeply concerning. This report warns that abandoning virtual proceedings from 2 June will reduce parliament’s ability to scrutinise the government.
Report

The trust imperative: why customer experience in government matters

This report explores practical ways that Australian and New Zealand governments can increase the trust and confidence of their customers in a sustainable way that increases engagement and reduces cost.
Report

The regulator’s new toolkit: technologies and tactics for tomorrow’s regulator

New technologies and methods can help regulators operate efficiently and effectively, reducing compliance costs and improving the business experience.
Article

The future of regulation: navigating the intersection of regulation, innovation, and society

Innovation and disruption, however, while welcomed by many, is not without unique hazards, especially for regulators who increasingly find themselves at risk of falling hopelessly off pace or derelict with their responsibilities.
Report

Lessons in resilience: Canada's digital media ecosystem and the 2019 election

Researchers, policy-makers and the public at large are paying more attention to the threats that disinformation and other forms of online media manipulation pose to democratic institutions and political life. Coming after a number of international elections where disinformation was a serious problem, the authors...