Implementation

Implementation

REQUIRED Reading:

• TEXTBOOK: Althaus, Catherine, Bridgman, Peter and Davis, Glyn 2007 (or 2012), ‘Implementation,’ The Australian Policy Handbook, 4th (or 5th) edition, Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin.
• Hamburger, Peter 2007, ‘The Australian Government Cabinet Implementation Unit’ in John Wanna (ed) Improving Implementation: Organisational change and project management, ANU E-Press,
Canberra.
Wanna, John, Butcher, John and Freyens, Benoit 2010, ‘Program implementation and management’ in Policy in Action: The challenge for service delivery, Sydney, UNSW Press, pp. 220-251.

Watch the Four Corners documentary “A Lethal Miscalculation” on the Rudd Government’s ceiling insulation policy. To answer the questions

Answer the following questions:

• 1 What were the objectives of the policy?

Part 2: Evaluation

REQUIRED Reading:
• TEXTBOOK: Althaus, Catherine, Bridgman, Peter and Davis, Glyn 2007 (or 2012), ‘Evaluation,’ The Australian Policy Handbook, 4th (or 5th) edition, Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin.
• Bovens, Mark, ‘t Hart, Paul and Kuipers, Sanneke 2006, ‘The politics of policy evaluation,’ in Michael Moran, Martin Rein and Robert E. Goodin (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy,
Oxford University Press, pp. 260-276.
• McConnell, Allan 2010, ‘Policy success, policy failure, and grey areas in-between,’ Journal of Public Policy 30(3): 345-362
Prasser, Scott 2007, ‘Advising government: Ministers’ perspectives on best practice in policy advice.’ [online] Public Administration Today 11 (Apr-June): 48-49.

Answer the following Questions:

• In the first reading the distinction is made between rationalistic and argumentative understandings of policy. How do these two approaches explain the relationship between policy evaluation
and subsequent policy formulation?

Part 3: Case Study – Indigenous Policy-Making

REQUIRED Reading:
• Prout, Sarah 2009, ‘Policy, practice and the ‘revolving classroom door’: Examining the relationship between Aboriginal spatiality and the mainstream education system,’ Australian Journal of
Education 53(1): 39-53.
• Lea, Tess, Thompson, Helen, McRae-Williams, Eva and Wegner, Aggie 2011, ‘Policy fuzz and fuzzy logic: researching contemporary Indigenous education and parent-school engagement in north
Australia,’ Journal of Education Policy 26(3): 321-339
• Sarra, Chris 2011, ‘Fixing student attendance without cutting welfare payments: a much cheaper, more effective way,’ Video blog post at .http://chrissarra.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/fixing-
student-attendance-without-cutting-welfare-payments-a-much-cheaper-more-effective-way
Wiluna Remote Community School 2013, Annual Report

Answer the following questions:
Discussion
Watch the following two news report videos relating to the Wilson report into Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory:
• Final report tipped to recommend dumping bush secondary education, ABC News 11 May 2014 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-09/final-report-tipped-to-recommend-dumping-bush/5443482
• Calls for Increased Mother-Tongue Education for Indigenous School Students , SBS News 7 April 2016 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/04/01/calls-increased-mother-tongue-education-
indigenous-school-students

1 . question

Draw up a list of the different problem definitions you can identify related to Indigenous school education.

Part 4: Domestic Environmental Policy; Uranium Policy
REQUIRED Reading:

• Yencken, David 2002, ‘Governance for sustainability’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 61(2) (June): 78-89.
Howes, Michael 2013, ‘Public Policy, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, paper submitted to the Public Policy Network Conference, 24-25 January, Brisbane,
https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/540555/Howes-Public-Policy-Network-conference-2013-paper.pdf

Boyle, Peter 1991, ‘Greens welcome R.A.C report on Kakadu mining,’ Green Left Review 18 February, https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/1893.

Answer the following questions:

Please say what you have read this week and something about it. Was it useful?
On the basis of what you have chosen to read, can the following questions be answered?
1.Is environmental policy-making significantly different from other policy-making?
Part 5: Participation – Consultation; CIR; Open Government

REQUIRED Reading:
• TEXTBOOK: Althaus, Catherine, Bridgman, Peter and Davis, Glyn 2007 (or 2012), ‘Consultation,’ The Australian Policy Handbook, 4th (or 5th) edition, Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin.
• Adams, David and Hess, Michael 2001, ‘Community in public policy: fad or foundation?’ Australian Journal of Public Administration, 60 (2) (June): 13-23.
Curtain, R. 2003, ‘What role for citizens in developing and implementing public policy? Part 1, Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, June.
GetUp! – Action for Australia www.getup.org.au.

Answer the following Questions;

Please say what you have read this week and something about it. Was it useful?
On the basis of what you have chosen to read, can the following questions be answered?
Is community consultation being taken seriously by Australian governments and the bureaucracy? How might citizen participation be thwarted? How might it be enabled?
Part 6: Case Study: Successful and unsuccessful Policy-Making

REQUIRED Reading:
• Mackenzie, Chris 2004, ‘Policy entrepreneurship in Australia: a conceptual review and application’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 39(2) (July): 367-86.
• TEXTBOOK: Althaus, Catherine, Bridgman, Peter and Davis, Glyn 2007 (or 2012), ‘Managing the policy process,’ The Australian Policy Handbook, 4th (or 5th) edition, Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin,
pp. 207-236
TEXTBOOK: Althaus, Catherine, Bridgman, Peter and Davis, Glyn 2007 (or 2012), ‘Policy Analysis’, The Australian Policy Handbook, 4th (or 5th) edition, Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin, pp. 59-89.

Answer the following questions:

Please say what you have read this week and something about it. Was it useful?
On the basis of what you have chosen to read, can the following questions be answered?

• How can determined individuals make a difference in policy formulation??


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