18
Oct 18

Six principles to advance behavioural economics in government

Author:Tim Tran

It’s one thing to understand the theory behind behavioural insights, but knowing how to design a behavioural intervention and then test and apply that intervention in a meaningful way to a specific policy problem is where more advanced knowledge and practice is still developing. Behavioural insights is being broadly applied across government but the skill … Continue reading Six principles to advance behavioural economics in government

10
Oct 18

APRA’s supervision gets up close and personal

Author:Ash Natesh

The bulk of Australia’s biggest financial institutions have been forced by the prudential regulator to go through an in-depth review of their culture and governance before the royal commission ends next year. After coping heavy criticism over a lack of enforcement strategies in the financial sector, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has demanded Westpac, ANZ … Continue reading APRA’s supervision gets up close and personal

05
Oct 18

A Review of the Current Energy Climate

Author:Tony Wood

Australian governments are under sustained pressure to deliver more affordable electricity. Almost to the apparent exclusion of reliability or reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A new federal minister in the shape of Angus Taylor has been appointed to deliver this outcome. Yet that appointment has been greeted with either a lowering of expectations or harsh criticism … Continue reading A Review of the Current Energy Climate

25
Sep 18

CREATE: Support from Care to independence

Author:Ash Natesh

Often Children and young people in care have received a court order about who takes care of them, and who are allowed to make decisions for and about them. Children in out-of-home care are in the situation out of no fault of their own. Since the care system struggles to achieve good outcomes for children, … Continue reading CREATE: Support from Care to independence

06
Aug 18

Futureproofing Australia’s workforce with STEM

Author:Ash Natesh

STEM is often mistaken for coding and technology. But STEM in itself is a way of thinking, it is teaching children problem solving skills, it is more about encouraging children to create something and solve problems along the creation process. With the changing job environment and the prerequisites for the changing workforce, job titles are … Continue reading Futureproofing Australia’s workforce with STEM

22
Mar 18

Road engineering techniques to become a sustainable living city

In this short article Peter Levett of the City of Salisbury details the modern engineering techniques that his team and council are investigating and implementing as the work towards creating a sustainable living city. A sustainable city doesn’t just mean recycling or reusing waste materials, instead it means investigating and adopting best practice and innovation. … Continue reading Road engineering techniques to become a sustainable living city

11
Oct 17

7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

14
Sep 17

Great moments in gender pay gap denial

Equal Pay Day is a big day for raising awareness of the gender pay gap: its size, its impact, its causes and most importantly, what to do about it. It’s also a big day for gender pay gap deniers – a small but determined group, affronted that we continue to peddle such ‘rubbish’. Equal Pay Day … Continue reading Great moments in gender pay gap denial