Governance Issues for Public Sector Boards (English)

Australian Journal of Public Administration

The push to apply corporate governance arrangements from the private sector into the public sector is a manifestation of the ongoing search for ways to improve accountability and performance. This small interview study reports on the experience of senior Commonwealth public servants and board directors trying to work within the corporate governance frameworks set out in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act (1997) and the Financial Management and Accountability Act (1997). It suggests that lines of accountability can be blurred, formal authority can be subverted, and safeguards to protect the public interest, against harms such as political patronage, may be weak or absent. Many agencies do not have appropriate procedures for assessing their own governance arrangements. There is considerable resistance to the notion that a central authority should be established with the dedicated purpose of overseeing governance arrangements and practices in the Commonwealth.

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The Policy Cycle: A Model of Post‐Machiavellian Policy Making?
Howard<sup>1</sup>, Cosmo | 2005
14
Policy analysis, policy practice and political science
Colebatch, H.K. | 2005
24
Partnering the 800 Pound Gorilla: Centrelink Working Locally to Create Opportunities for Participation
Winkworth, Gail | 2005
35
Whole‐of‐Government Approaches to Outsourcing and Market Testing by the Commonwealth Government
Aulich, Chris / Hein, Jo | 2005
46
The Y2K scare: Causes, Costs and Cures
Quiggin, John | 2005
56
Governance Issues for Public Sector Boards
Howard, Cosmo / Seth‐Purdie<sup>1</sup>, Robyn | 2005
69
Financial Reporting by Australian Nonprofit Organisations: Dilemmas Posed by Government Funders
Flack, Ted / Ryan, Christine | 2005
78
Promoting Accountability in Municipalities
Carnegie, Garry D. | 2005
88
Changes to Financial Management Performance Measures, Accountability Factors and Accounting Information Systems of Privatised Companies in Australia.
Gowland, David / Aiken, Max | 2005
100
Costs of Cooperation Rather than Competition in the Provision of Justice?
Collins, Pauline | 2005
112
An Evaluation of Private Sector Provision of Public Infrastructure in Australian Local Government
Cannadi, John / Dollery, Brian | 2005
119
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