Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis, Adrian Kay, Janine O'Flynn and Anne Tiernan

Impact Factor: 1.072

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/47 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Congratulations to Dean Carson and Adam Wellstead for winners the 2015 Sam Richardson Award for the best paper published in the 2015 volume of AJPA!

The winning paper by Carson and Wellstead can be read here: Government with a Cast of Dozens: Policy Capacity Risks and Policy Work in the Northern Territory.

Recently Published Articles

  1. Who is Looking after Country? Interpreting and Attributing Land Management Responsibilities on Native Title Lands

    Jessica K Weir and Nicholas Duff

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12261

    Native title is a novel development in the allocation of land management responsibilities. Using a test case, we explore what is regulated and what people actually do, and make recommendations for reform. Together, legal uncertainty and poor policy alignment necessitate a substantial revision of Australia's land management laws and governance.

  2. Political Representation on the New Auckland Council – Has Amalgamation Led to Greater Diversity?

    Karen Lesley Webster and Emiliana Fa'apoi

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12259

    Questions have been raised over the democratic gaps created by local government amalgamations resulting in enlarged ward boundaries, and a lack of diverse representation, across the superdiverse Auckland region. This paper explores the diversity of Auckland local electoral candidates and elected members, 6 years on from the 2010 reforms.

  3. Diffusion of Corporate Risk-Management Characteristics: Perspectives of Chief Audit Executives through a Survey Approach

    Joe Christopher and Gerrit Sarens

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12257

    The findings reveal how Australian public universities have successfully adopted the corporate control process of risk management through a process of diffusion that satisfies multiple management cultures, rather than just the corporate culture. There are policy implications for considering the adapted form as a model for the wider public sector.

  4. Norfolk Island as Region: A Pacific Puzzle

    Roger Wettenhall

    Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12258

    This article considers the puzzling application of the term ”regional council” to the main governing institution on Norfolk island since the abolition of the Island's status as a self-governing territory.

  5. Why Be Accountable? Exploring Voluntary Accountability of Australian Private Ancillary Funds

    Alexandra Williamson, Belinda Luke and Craig Furneaux

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12255

    This paper examines why Private Ancillary Funds - endowed philanthropic foundations with no public reporting requirements, engage with accountability when financial sustainability and legitimacy are not concerns. Perspectives on accountability are gained from 10 interviews with PAF managers and/or trustees from three Australian states. Findings show that while logics of appropriateness (doing the right thing) and consequentiality (assessing costs and benefits) explain many reasons why PAFs engage in voluntary accountability, there are other motivations belonging in a hybrid space of emotions.