Australian Journal of Public Administration

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

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 38/46 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Recently Published Articles

  1. Commercial Lobbying in Australia: Exploring the Australian Lobby Register

    Darren Halpin and John Warhurst

    Article first published online: 3 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12159

    This article provides the first analysis and review of the Australian Federal Lobby Register. It documents the size and structure of the Australian commercial lobbying scene. The article examines the changes in the lobby world as a consequence of a change of government. It concludes with a discussion of future research.

  2. Less Haste, More Speed: The Fit for the Future Reform Program in New South Wales Local Government

    Joseph Drew and Brian Dollery

    Article first published online: 10 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12158

    This paper provides a critical assessment of the Fit for the Future program. We show that it contains errors, relies on unreliable data and neglects important factors. This could have serious consequences given the potential impact the Fit for Future program will have on NSW local government.

  3. Co-Production of Public Services in Australia: The Roles of Government Organisations and Co-Producers

    John Alford and Sophie Yates

    Article first published online: 27 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12157

    Based on a telephone survey of 1,000 Australian adults, this research replicates a five-country European study focusing on three policy domains: neighbourhood safety, environment, and health. It adds to the emerging empirical literature on citizen co-production.

  4. Rules and Flexibility in Public Budgeting: The Case of Budget Modernisation in Australia

    Michael Di Francesco

    Article first published online: 27 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12156

    This paper explores the features of public budgeting that make it resistant to efforts to balance central oversight and situational flexibility. It applies a taxonomy of general ‘budget rules’ to illustrate the trade-offs between control and flexibility using an analysis of budget reform in the Australian federal government over the last 30 years.

  5. Collaborative Governance in the Reform of Western Australia's Alcohol and Other Drug Sector

    Lynda Berends, Alison Ritter and Jenny Chalmers

    Article first published online: 19 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12154

    We examined the process for alcohol and other drug sector reform in Western Australia using Emerson et al.'s (2012) integrative framework for collaborative governance. Increased service funding, a partnership policy, leadership, and consequential incentives were important. Our findings suggest that financial arrangements should be added to the framework.