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Mon 24 July 2017 Economic Research Proves Palliative Care is Value for Money New research analysis by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra clearly shows palliative care improves the quality of life for Australians while... Read More
Wed 30 November 2016 Trump Trumps Democracy - lessons from a democratic paradox for Australia Trump Trumps Democracy - lessons from a democratic paradox for Australia by Mark Evans, Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis Donald Trump’s presidential victory has given rise... Read More
Fri 25 November 2016 Institute for Governance Public Service Excellence Awards 2016 The Institute held its annual Institute for Governance Public Service Excellence Awards on 22 November. The Awards are presented to outstanding Australian public servants at different levels of... Read More
Tue 1 November 2016 Employing people with disability in the APS: Findings from a cultural audit MEREDITH EDWARDS, MARK EVANS, CARMEL MCGREGOR, PENNEY UPTON The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra recently completed a cultural audit of perceptions... Read More
Wed 28 September 2016 Politics inspires PhD for 3MT winner Marcus Butler 28 September 2016: Dr Max Halupka would argue with anyone who suggests that young people are not engaged in the political system in Australia and he’s got the research... Read More
Mon 19 September 2016 TV anchor to champion women's rights through new role at UC Media release: The University of Canberra is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known women’s advocate, journalist and ABC News presenter, Virginia Haussegger AM, to the new position... Read More
Tue 28 June 2016 UC experts ready as election campaign draws to a close Media alert: University of Canberra experts have been paying close attention to the current Federal Election campaign and as the final week of campaigning gets underway they’re ready to provide... Read More
Fri 24 June 2016 Trust, an absent commodity in this election: UC-IGPA Media release: Trust in Australian politicians and the political process are at the lowest level they’ve been in more than two decades and most people feel there’s little honesty and... Read More
Fri 24 June 2016 Who do you trust to run the country? In February and March this year, the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) commissioned Ipsos to survey 1244 Australians on the... Read More
Tue 31 May 2016 A Fresh Agenda for Australia's Cities and Regions: Collaboration, Innovation and Localism Research conducted by Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis Director Professor Mark Evans has shaped the Election Statment of LG Professionals Australia National President, Andrew Wardlaw. The... Read More
Thu 26 May 2016 Super not so super after all for women over 50: UC research Women over 50 will be the worst hit as a result of the Federal Government’s changes to superannuation unveiled in the Budget, according to analysis by the National Centre for Social and... Read More
Sat 21 May 2016 Election 2016: New citizens less sceptical of Australian politics Article written by Jessica Minshall Researchers at the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) are trying to understand why so few Australians trust... Read More
Fri 13 May 2016 Election 2016: Over 65ers more critical of Australian politics Older Australians are more likely to distrust politicians, according to new research from the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. A national poll of more than 1200 Australians reveals many... Read More
Tue 26 April 2016 Experts weigh up 15 years of anti-terror laws: UC seminar Some of Australia's leading human rights experts, an international expert in law and a distinguished journalist led a discussion of Australia's anti-terror laws at a public seminar organised... Read More
Thu 21 April 2016 Yale calls for UC researcher University of Canberra professional doctorate candidate Ben Hamer is making the most of an opportunity to research at the elite Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr Hamer was accepted... Read More
Thu 14 April 2016 Expert panel discuss the upcoming elections Local and federal elections may still be a few months away, but the battle lines are being drawn and a group of informed Canberrans dissected and discussed the parties' platforms at the... Read More
Wed 13 April 2016 Expert panel dissects key election issues in UC seminar The University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) presents the regular public seminars to discuss issues of importance in the local community. In this public event, an... Read More
Thu 7 April 2016 Third UC degree for masters graduate Ms Grady started her University journey in 2009, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Public Relations in 2012. Despite vowing not to return to the books... Read More
Thu 17 March 2016 IPAA Canberra Evaluation Forum - It's 2016: Time for Diversity IT'S 2016: TIME FOR DIVERSITY It is 2016 and workplace diversity should be practiced by organisations, employers and the public sector. Many organisations think they are championing... Read More
Tue 8 March 2016 Forecasting dementia in 2050 and counting the cost Existing data estimates 380,000 people living with dementia in Australia, but researchers with the University’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the Institute... Read More
Mon 7 March 2016 Predictions of the Impact of Negative Gearing Require Further Work A significant policy shift on negative gearing is likely to induce a strong behavioural response, changing the equilibrium in a range of markets including the housing market, the capital market... Read More
Thu 18 February 2016 Experts visit UC to explore capital ideas on climate Climate adaptation experts have gathered at the University of Canberra giving early career researchers a chance to learn how the ACT region is responding to climate change. Written by Marcus Butler... Read More
Wed 10 February 2016 Landmark study exposes the wellbeing divide among older Australians The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IWOA)* maps how older people are faring nationally across five domains, including education, health, resources and wealth, including housing. The... Read More
Tue 2 February 2016 Release of 2014-2015 Annual Report The Institute released our 2014- 2015 Annual Report. highlighting a sucessful year in research and education practice. Click here to download a copy of the report. Read More
Wed 27 January 2016 NATSEM founder recognised in Australia Day honours Professor Harding was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for “distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics and social policy analysis, as an academic... Read More
Tue 15 December 2015 NATSEM - AMP Report Buy now, pay later: Household debt in Australia But how much have we really taken on board, and who will be the most affected if Australian economic conditions change? In our latest AMP.NATSEM report, Buy now, pay later, we take a look at... Read More
Fri 27 November 2015 Graduate Certificate End of Course Lunch and Public Service Excellence Awards Written by Graduate Program Academic Convenor, Dr Brendan McCaffrie. Who knows, maybe we’ll be seeing some of the students back at IGPA soon to complete MPAs? Although after significant study... Read More
Tue 10 November 2015 Smart Work in the ACT and Region Launch SMART WORK – the new way to work that recognises that the value of work is measured by what we achieve, irrespective of where we do it. Smart Work is becoming increasingly popular and is... Read More
Thu 5 November 2015 Using a higher GST to pay for income tax cuts is a 'recipe for more inequality' new report shows The NATSEM modelling, commissioned by ACOSS with support from the Carnegie Foundation, confirms that using an increase in the GST to fund income tax cuts will mean households on low and modest... Read More
Wed 21 October 2015 Australian Federation Reform - think locally It all started in 1840, when the then Adelaide Corporation was formed to enable colonial governments to deliver local services, particularly building and maintaining roads. In the April... Read More
Mon 12 October 2015 Do we care who's being left behind? “It seems Australians, overall, are comfortable leaving some people in our community behind,” Anglicare Australia Executive Director, Kasy Chambers said at Parliament House today... Read More
Thu 24 September 2015 Democracy expert delivers Don Aitkin lecture The question of whether people get the government they deserve or not was the subject of deliberative democracy expert professor John Dryzek's 2015 Don Aitkin Lecture at the University of... Read More
Thu 27 August 2015 Whistle Blown on Gender Equity in Sport The fifth Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis Canberra Conversation examined the representation and recognition of women in sport. Each speaker made a brief presentation, followed by a... Read More
Tue 11 August 2015 Voices unheard in disaster recovery: UC research Discovery early career research award fellow with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy & Global Governance at the University of Canberra, Nicole Curato will deliver a seminar on her research... Read More
Thu 30 July 2015 GCRP Awarded Urban Design Research Project from Shanghai Planning Authority The project entitled “The Making of Global Shanghai”, will investigate the design and development of Shanghai as a global city. Convenor of the GCRP Associate Professor Richard Hu... Read More
Wed 29 July 2015 How does the Government Treat the Human Rights of People You Care About? However, human rights are universal, and the way our governments fulfil and protect them matters to all of us. The ACT Government must respect your rights, and the rights of your friend, a victim... Read More
Tue 28 July 2015 FactCheck: is 50% of all income tax in Australia paid by 10% of the working population? According to the 2015-16 Federal Budget, Australians paid around A$176 billion in personal income taxation in the 2014-15 financial year (Table 5 of Budget Paper 1). The Treasurer, Joe Hockey... Read More
Sun 12 July 2015 Court access is a fundamental civil right - keeping it in reach of all requires new thinking Have we stopped talking about it because all the problems have been solved, or have we stopped talking about it because the problems seem insoluble and we have given up? At a seminar last... Read More
Thu 2 July 2015 CURF research uncovers future opportunities & challenges for the ACT The first publication, ‘Light rail transit and residential density in mid-size cities’ was a comparative cities study that found with sustainable urban and transport planning... Read More
Wed 1 July 2015 Deliberation and disaster management: A discussion with Dr. Nicole Curato The following interview was conducted by Maija Karjalainen and was first published on the Finland’s University of Turku’s blog, ‘Democracy’. You can... Read More
Wed 10 June 2015 AMP.NATSEM Report:Poor health will prevent one in four Australians from saving enough money for retirement In 2035, one in four men and one in five women aged in their sixties will be in fair or poor health, reducing their ability to work and save for a quality retirement, according to the latest... Read More
Mon 1 June 2015 2015 Budget - easy to swallow or hard to digest? CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO Some of Australia's leading economic minds have come together at the 2015 NATSEM/IGPA Budget Breakfast to give their interpretation of the 2015 Federal Budget and... Read More
Mon 1 June 2015 The week in Politics with Michelle Grattan and Mark Evans - 29 May 2015 Published on 28 May 2015 University of Canberra Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis Mark Evans and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics... Read More
Thu 7 May 2015 Inaugural CURF Annual Forum 2014 Outcomes Paper Now Available Held in November 2014, the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum brought over 100 participants representing government, industry, academia and the community from the ACT and the Australian Capital Region... Read More
Thu 30 April 2015 UK election spells the end for the biggest 'law' in political science The UK’s current general election looks certain to put another nail in the coffin of the most famous proposition in political science - Duverger’s Law, first formulated in the 1950s... Read More
Thu 30 April 2015 Ongoing advisory role for our urban planning expert The latest appointments to the ACT Climate Change Council include a reappointment for Professor Norman for another three years, with one additional year as committee chair. Professor Norman... Read More
Tue 21 April 2015 New climate networks address our urban future The first network, based at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), will focus on the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation. USC sustainability... Read More
Mon 20 April 2015 Who is Canberra's typical public servant? How the Canberra bureaucrat is better off It is financially better to be a typical federal public servant in Canberra than anywhere else in Australia because of the opportunity for promotion, figures show. And the significant cohort... Read More
Tue 3 March 2015 Generational divide when 'doing politics' vanishes on need to fix it The findings of our survey work and analysis challenge negative stereotypes and give grounds for optimism. They show that within the younger generations are citizens with the enthusiasm and... Read More
Tue 24 February 2015 IGPA to Host the 2015 APSA Annual Conference What: The Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference When: Sunday 27 September to Wednesday 30 September 2015 Where: The event will be held in Building 24, University Drive... Read More
Mon 2 February 2015 IGPA Ready to Welcome Deliberative Democracy Scholars in Inaugural Summer School The Summer School will bring together leading local and international academics, early career researchers and graduate students working on the field of democratic theory and practice. ... Read More
Tue 6 January 2015 Is Democracy in Crisis? Our IGPA Fellows and Affiliates share their views This special issues followed on from a two day workshop hosted by the Instittue examining the crisis of democracy. A list of the IGPA Fellow contributions can be found below: EDITORIAL The... Read More
Mon 15 December 2014 Critical issues in disability policy research: Calls for expressions of interest The event will be held at the Australian Human Rights Commission office on Wednesday, 11th of March from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The purpose of this round table is to identify the key disability... Read More
Tue 2 December 2014 IGPA 2014 Graduate Luncheon & Public Sector Excellence Awards Around 130 people were in attendance, including Departmental Secretaries, Senior Academic staff and 90 students who completed their Graduate Certificate in Public Administration. Key... Read More
Wed 12 November 2014 Free votes for MPs and protest votes for citizens - Australians call for a political system overhaul The research, conducted by the Museum in conjunction with the Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra, is being featured in a ground breaking new interactive exhibition, Power of... Read More
Thu 6 November 2014 Announcement of IGPA's ARC Funding Success Centenary Professor John Dryzek, Dr Selen Ercan, Dr Paul Fawcett and Dr Michael Jensen, and Australian National University’s Carolyn Hendriks, have received $369,700 to analyse the... Read More
Wed 29 October 2014 Chinese auditors learn how to audit the Aussie way The delegation of 17 auditors spent 20 weeks learning about Australian public sector auditing, including government accounting policies and budget processes, through a program run by the... Read More
Fri 24 October 2014 'Diversity, Participation & People with Disability' begins our new engagement theme This panel, which was part of IGPA’s Parliamentary Triangle Seminar series, discussed the concerns about the extent to which current initiatives in disability policy reform enable people... Read More
Mon 20 October 2014 Grant News The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis is thilled to share our recent grant successes: Professor Rob Tanton, Dr Yogi Vidyattama and Professor Barbara Norman have been successful in their... Read More
Mon 20 October 2014 IGPA Staff news Carmel McGregor (formerly Dep Sec, Defence, APSC) will now be taking an active role in the Institute in further developing our work on Women in Leadership including our "male... Read More
Thu 16 October 2014 Chinese Audit Delegation Receive Certificates at Farewell Ceremoney held at the University of Canberra Other speakers at the Luncheon included Minister-Counsellor (Education) Xu Xiao, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Professor Simon Ridings, Deputy Vice-Chancellor... Read More
Thu 9 October 2014 New report examines the diversity and participation of Australians with disability of working age The report highlights issues related to home and family; education and training; socio-economic well-being; participation in paid work; participation in social, community and civic activities;... Read More
Tue 23 September 2014 The 2014 Public Sector Excellence Awards The Institute for Governance Public Sector Excellence Awards are held annually to recognise outstanding Australian public servants at different levels of governance who demonstrate excellence in... Read More
Fri 22 August 2014 IGPA Researcher awarded Aus Laureate Fellowship Centenary Professor John Dryzek from the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), was one... Read More
Thu 21 August 2014 IGPA Launches A Fairer Hearing The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis is proud to launch our latest report, A Fairer Hearing: Enhancing the Social Inclusion of People with Hearing Loss. The report, prepared by Professor... Read More
Tue 19 August 2014 Tim measures up at second annual natsem lecture series A captivated crowd were thrillled to hear CEO of World Vision Tim Costello AO discuss 'measuring the progress of a nation beyond the economic' at the second NATSEM Annual Lecture Series... Read More
Thu 31 July 2014 Political whiz wins UC's 3MT final The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis PhD student won $2,000 towards research expenses for his efforts in presenting his research topic 'The evolution of political... Read More
Thu 17 July 2014 To revive long-term democratic thinking we have to innovate The impact of the economic downturn since 2007 on western industrialised countries has encouraged a range of governments, regardless of their ideology, to engage in recovery strategies that... Read More
Tue 8 July 2014 Information activist claims top prize at IGPA 3MT Competition Second year PhD student Max Halupka claimed first prize and received $200 towards his PhD for his research titled, 'The emergence of the information activist.' The 3MT Competition is... Read More
Thu 12 June 2014 Decision support tools for community informed decision-making Professor Anthony Hogan, with Professor Robert Tanton, David Donnelly, Dr Kim Houghton, Dr Paula Jones and Dr Jen Cleary (all University of Canberra) and Professor Dean Carson (Flinders University)... Read More
Thu 17 April 2014 Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Director of the Centre Professor John Dryzek also joins the Institute as one of the 3 newly appointed Centenary Professors. The Centre made the move to the University of Canberra in March this... Read More
Fri 28 February 2014 Global Melbourne - A City of Diversity The latest report from the Globalisation and Cities Research Program on Global Melbourne has been released. Global Melbourne- A City of Diversity focuses on new international migration to the greater... Read More
Tue 11 February 2014 Gillard government derailed by distractions, new book finds Australia’s first female prime minister fell victim to a series of “distractions” which prevented her government from gaining traction, according to a new book edited by ANZSIG... Read More
Tue 11 February 2014 Global Melbourne: A City in Motion The Globalisation and Cities Research Program at the Institute for Governance released their latest report today, Global Melbourne: A City in Motion. Their research examines trends in Melbourne... Read More
Mon 9 December 2013 End of Year Government Cohort Celebration and Public Sector Excellence Awards On Tuesday, 26th November IGPA held our annual End of Year Celebration for our Government Cohorts and the 2013 Public Sector Excellence Awards. In front of an audience of over 150 peoeple, 118... Read More
Fri 11 October 2013 Time to Unplug and Reboot: Innovative Forms of Political Engagement and Organization The Institute for Governance is thrilled to announce our latest International Comparative Research Project; Time to Unplug and Reboot. Time to Unplug and Reboot is a joint venture between IGPA and... Read More
Wed 9 October 2013 Globalisation and Cities Research Program to Undertake New Research for ACT The ANZSOG Institute for Governance is pleased to announce that the Globalisation and Cities Research Program will undertake a new research for the ACT. Titled “Housing and Sustainable... Read More
Wed 25 September 2013 The Globalisation and Cities Research Program to Collaborate with Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast The Globalisation and Cities Research Program at the Institute for Governance will Collaborate with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast for their latest project. The team, Dr Richard... Read More
Mon 29 July 2013 It's not just family that holds us back, senior women bureaucrats say Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – well, yes, when it comes to how they see reasons why there are not more females in the Australian public service’s senior ranks. A report... Read More
Fri 26 July 2013 Glass ceiling not quite shattered yet report reveals The Institute for Governance is pleased to annouce the release of the timely report, Not Yet 50/50: Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service. Launched yesterday at... Read More
Mon 15 July 2013 Why do Australians hate politics? While for some Australians the recent leadership spill will be viewed as a simple act of restorative justice, many others would have spectated on events in Canberra with an equal measure of... Read More
Wed 10 July 2013 London launch for UC's New Centre for Post-crisis leadership and Development Leadership is tested in times of crisis when it is most needed. In the midst of mounting and invariably complex crises - from natural to man-made disasters - a lack of leadership can result in... Read More
Wed 26 June 2013 Australian Survey of Political Engagement Findings 2013 Released The Australian Survey of Political Engagement Findings 2013 has been released today by the Institute for Governance. In a recent survey conducted in February 2013, 1,300 Australians were asked to... Read More
Wed 19 June 2013 Canberra ranks highly as knowledge hub Canberra has topped a new urban competitiveness index for Australian cities with a population of 200,000 to 1 million people. The nation's capital, which led in research and innovation... Read More
Tue 18 June 2013 The Eden-Monaro project: Voters tired of leadership circus As Labor caucus members return to Canberra uncertain who will be PM at the end of this final fortnight parliamentary sitting, voters in the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro are saying to them: just... Read More
Fri 14 June 2013 New Migration and Global Cities: a Melbourne Perspective Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Professor Frances Shannon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship to continue collaborative... Read More
Wed 12 June 2013 Measuring Global Mobility in the Sydney Region A new report showing the growth and concentration of inward migration to the Sydney region, has been released by researchers from the ANZSOG Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra... Read More
Wed 5 June 2013 Canberra Urban and Regional Futures Programme Allocated Research Funds in the ACT Budget Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF), led by Professor Barbara Norman, will receive $500,000 over two years, to conduct research and engagement on a broad range of planning and sustainability... Read More
Tue 4 June 2013 IGPA in the news Two articles written by our fellows have appeared in the news recently. Bill Burmester's article titled 'Why the rush to overhaul our governance?' has appeared in the... Read More
Tue 14 May 2013 The Eden-Monaro project: the first report In David Williamson’s satirical play “Don’s Party” based around the 1969 federal election night, Eden-Monaro gets a mention, among the early signs of a big swing to Labor. At... Read More
Tue 7 May 2013 Commuting between Sydney and Shanghai The Globalisation and Cities Research Program has released the latest mini-report as part of its research into migration in the global Sydney region. "Commuting Between Sydney and Shanghai"... Read More
Wed 1 May 2013 Inform, Enhance, Compete: Propelling Australian cities onto the world stage The Globalisation and Cities Research Program (GCRP) investigates the social, economic, political and cultural changes of Australia’s major cities and regions, through a range of research... Read More
Mon 22 April 2013 Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance Professor Barbara Norman and a team of researchers have published a study of costal adaptation in south east Australia in the context of climate change. The report entitled South East Coastal... Read More
Mon 22 April 2013 Research and Community Engagement Workshop On April 4 -5, Assoc. Professor Anni Dugdale and Darlene Cox, Executive Director of Health Care Consumers’ Association of the ACT (HCCA) led a two day workshop entitled ‘Health Activism... Read More
Mon 25 March 2013 IGPA Associate Professor to speak at Inaugural National Urban Policy Conference The event entitled, Economic Productivity and the City will aim to address one of the key challenges of successful urban policy, integration of industries, policy fields and different... Read More
Fri 8 March 2013 Managing performance in the public service Professor Deborah Blackman article on "Managing performance in the public service" has been published on The Conversation The article argues that much has been written on how to drive high... Read More
Mon 4 March 2013 Migration, Sydney's 'X factor' to join global elite Migration could be the ‘x factor’ that is changing Sydney’s face as a global powerhouse, an Institute for Governance researcher has found. Using Sydney as a case study, urban... Read More
Thu 7 February 2013 Leading Australian journalist joins IGPA Leading Australian journalist Michelle Grattan will join the University of Canberra as a professorial fellow. Michelle Grattan, who is currently the political editor of The Age newspaper, will take... Read More
Tue 5 February 2013 Measuring the changing face of Global Sydney A Global Survey Globalisation has brought society more closely together than could possibly be imagined before. Social, economic, political, and cultural changes have been widespread in Australia and... Read More
Tue 5 February 2013 Calling the Harbour City Home: Migrant Knowledge Workers in Global Sydney Powerful and attractive cities Globalisation and urbanisation are two key trends of modern society. These have led to a growing concentration of people, business, and political power in a small... Read More
Fri 11 January 2013 UC planners Top ACT Prize Pool A University of Canberra researcher and a student took out the ACT’s top gongs at the Planning Institute of Australia 2012 Awards for Planning Excellence. These annual awards – which are... Read More
Wed 5 December 2012 IGPA Celebrates a Successful Year of Public Sector Graduates and Federal Government Collaboration On Wednesday 28th November, the Institute for Governance celebrated the graduation of 120 students from three Federal governments as part of their graduate programs. Students from The Department of... Read More
Wed 5 December 2012 Afghanistan Ambassador Impresses at Final Parliamentary Triangle Series for 2012 The Institute for Governance’s last Parliamentary Triangle Series event for 2012 didn’t disappoint with guests treated to a rare insight into Understanding Afghanistan from the wisdom of... Read More
Mon 15 October 2012 The Institute Public Service Excellence Awards Further information and media available here. On the 15th October, IGPA was privileged to have the Hon. Gary Gray AO MP, Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity give a... Read More
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