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By Simone Casey
Austere welfare systems become an impenetrable armoury in the ‘war on the poor’ because they make unseen decisions that determine levels of funding and services.
By Rob Manwaring
Across the advanced industrial world, the centre-left largely remains in opposition, with poor prospects for immediate future government. If it is a story of decline,…
By Dr Christine McPaul
Many agencies and organisations find that using a framework that manages investments is a way to successfully do more with less and deliver the intended…
By Colin Boldra
New leadership is both inevitable and can be a great opportunity, despite our natural instinct to resist change. Here are five ways to adapt.
By Scott Hamilton & Stuart Kells
Even though death taxes are a long way from becoming law, in a very different sphere, laws about death have been a focus of several…
By Matt Balmford; Gene Tunny; and Nicholas Gruen
To assess the value of the Census, we need to assess the additional value it generates over alternatives in its absence.
By Amy Cooper Hakim
What do we do if we work for an irrational boss? Here are some easy tips to maintain your sanity and your job.
By Jennifer Guay
If your department is underfunded and overworked, reading about other agencies’ ambitious innovation projects can be overwhelming. But most government innovations aren’t built with big budgets or flashy technology.
By Anna Williamson
A Q&A between Dr Anna Williamson, of the Sax Institute, and Evidence Matters, discussing how public health researchers and policymakers can work best together.
By Stephen Kirchner
Many of the myths about quantitative easing in the US have migrated to Australia and are now being heard from Australian politicians. The comments reflect…
By Samuel C. Andrew; Alistair Hobday; Bruce G Thom; Kerryn Brent; and Richard Matear
Innovative leadership is needed, as climate interventions across Australia’s many ecosystems will require approval from many interest groups, and be consistent with Australia’s obligations under…
By Flavio Souza
In neglecting to formalise the goals and aspirations of carers, there’s a risk the NDIS is prone to systematic biases with regards to plan designs,…
By Claire Noone
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is fundamentally altering the relationships between regulators and the regulated in industries…
By Kate Garvey
We hear a lot about the need for policymakers to engage with research evidence – but what about better engagement with each other?…
Do you have a colleague who tries to sabotage you and your work? In addition to setting very clear boundaries, it is important to establish…