Practical Resources

2023 Highlights

2023 was a year of consolidations. Dr Penny Burns published her book “The Story of Asset Management”. Dr Jane Stanley published her book “Gnarly Planning Volume 1 and Volume 2”. (See Book Depository Page for details.) Kieren McGovern was the Efficiency Agenda Outreach Specialist for Asia Pacific and OMT Thailand Coordinator with the Development Coordination

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Developing public policy for the management of Infrastructure Assets

Dr Penny Burns has told her story of guiding the management of entity and state-wide infrastructure. If you have ever been in a position to guide public policy, you’ll know that the options are not clearly set out by parliaments. Rather, they appear out of a complex web of interactions among people and between people

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EAROPH Australia – Climate JustUs for First Nations Peoples

EAROPH Australia is hosting a workshop at which people from the Torres Strait Islander and Salt Water and Rainforest Aboriginal communities and Pacific Islanders, who are finding ways to combat climate change and fighting for their rights, will draft a Climate JustUs Charter for First Nations Peoples. This Charter will be a key input and

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Nepal – a new Federation

Nepal became a federation with the gazetting of the Constitution of Nepal on 20 September 2015. Kerry McGovern from K McGovern & Associates was happy to share Australia’s experiences of inter-governmental fiscal relations across the three tiers of government with a visiting group of senior public servants, elected officials, civil society representatives from federal, provincial

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Managing markets to reduce gender bias and maximize community benefits

“It is crucial that local governments ensure markets are safe spaces for women. Many marketplace vendors are women. Marketplaces offer women the opportunity to advance their socioeconomic status, protect their livelihoods and improve overall well-being. But the gender bias built into markets’ organizational structure and management culture impedes women from taking these opportunities. In fact,

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