Evaluating machinery of government arrangements for housing policy administration
The allocation of responsibility for areas of public policy is often called 'machinery of government'. Housing policy in Australia has been governed by a variety of differently structured organisational units across the federal and state governments.
Informed by an Investigative Panel and supporting desktop research, this project will develop a framework for classifying and evaluating different models of public administration for housing policy. In scope will be both comparator country models and Australia’s own historical experience at both federal and state/territory levels.
The overall research question posed by this project is: How can different machinery of government arrangements for housing policy be evaluated?
The project will proceed in three phases: a background discussion paper, investigative panel, and final report.
Building on AHURI research in progress ('Towards an Australian Housing and Homelessness Strategy’, AHURI project 71279), this project will seek to develop a framework for classifying and evaluating administrative arrangements for housing policy, with the aim of informing policy development of future organisational arrangements in Australia.
Lead Researcher: Associate Professor Joshua Newman
Project Number: 52324