Commissioned Reports

Evans M, Halupka M and Stoker G, (2016), Who do you Trust to run the Country?When the budget reckoning is over and Australian households have made marginal adjustments to their spending plans one fundamental question will remain - 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 1444 Australians on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. Drawing upon questions posed in the long running Australian Election Study, we carefully crafted the survey to ensure time series data on most questions. The findings make difficult reading for Australian political parties but strong clues as to how to respond.
Norman, B, Steffen, W, Webb, R, Capon, A, Maher, W, Woodroffe, C, Rogers, K, Lavis, J, Sinclair, H, Weir, B, (2012), Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, (South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA)), pp. 130Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is an investigation into possible coastal urban futures to 2030 and beyond. The study focus is on coastal adaptation in the context of climate change. It is broad in its scope by considering environmental, social and economic change in the south east coastal region. It has a multi-disciplinary approach to the spatial and temporal dimension in considering action on the ground. It involves seven local government areas (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega and East Gippsland), two states and several regional organisations and explores some of the critical governance issues. The research uses a range of methods, including a review of peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports, local case studies, targeted focus groups and fieldwork. The time horizon is to 2030 but longer time frames have been considered where appropriate. An important dimension is the interdisciplinary approach. The outcome is an integrated framework for describing what a climate-adapted coastal community may be like in 2030.
Evans, M., (2012), Home to Work - an evaluation, DEEWR Innovation Fund, DEEWR, Canberra
Evans, M., Porteous, P. & Reid, R. , (2012), On collaborative governance, ANAO, Canberra.
Evans, M. , (2012), On place-based service delivery, ANAO, Canberra.
Evans, M. , (2012), Social participation: lessons from Europe, Ministry of Planning, Brazilia.
Evans, M. and Reid, R., (2012), Social participation: lessons from Europe. Ministry of Planning, Brasilia.
Burmester, B., Evans, M & Whitton, H, (2011), Governance Review for the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), (ANZSIG)Over the past 12 months Austrade has been undertaking significant reform and refocussing of its business goals and operating model. As part of this process Austrade commissioned the ANZSOG Institute for Governance (ANZSIG) to: 1. assess its governance framework (including changes implemented over the past 12 months); 2. identify practical recommendations on how Austrade can further strengthen the current framework; and, 3. identify recommendations for the development of integrity (and performance) indicators which will assist Austrade in measuring the effectiveness of its governance framework in the context of its new business objectives.
Evans, M., Aulich, C., Howard, A., Peterson, M. and Reid, R. , (2011), Innovation in Local Government: Defining the Challenge, Making the Change. Draft Report.
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