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Sources of Government Information
This guide brings together sources of government information at a state (Western Australia only) and federal level.
Premier's Circulars are used to communicate matters of whole of Government policy and issues of strategic importance to the State.
Public Sector Commissioner's Circulars
Public Sector Commissioner's Circulars relate to public sector management policy or arrangements, and mandatory compliance obligations.
WA Government Gazette
Search the Western Australian Government Gazette. Published by the State Law Publisher
APO : Analysis and Policy Observatory
The Analysis & Policy Observatory (formerly Australian Policy Online) is an award-winning research collection and information service curating key resources to support evidence-informed policy and practice. APO hosts and provides free access to a wide range of grey literature, data, journal articles and books, audio and video and online resources and the tools to publish, search, manage and track content, people and organisations.
Information about government services, lists of Australian departments and agencies, how to contact and engage with government and parliament, and how our system of government works.
Australian Public Service Commission
The Australian Public Service Commission works to build a confident, values-based and sustainable Australian Public Service.
Sources of Government Reports
Australian Think Tanks
The Australia Institute
The Australia Institute conducts research on a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.
The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS)
The Centre for Independent Studies seeks to encourage and provide independent, fact based practical research and encourage/provoke debate that promotes liberty, the rule of law, free enterprise and an efficient democratic government.
Grattan Institute is an independent think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. It was formed in 2008 in response to a widespread view in government and business that Australia needed a non-partisan think tank providing independent, rigorous and practical solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems.
Institute of Public Affairs
The Institute of Public Affairs is an independent, non-profit public policy think tank, dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom.
The IPA's specific research areas include the environment, deregulation, workplace relations, energy, political governance, intellectual property, telecommunications, technology, housing, education, health and agriculture.
CPD Centre for Policy Development
CPD develops long-term policies to promote shared prosperity and sustainable wellbeing. CPD is independent, values-driven and future focused, and their goal is to develop practical and innovative policy ideas for Australia’s long-term future and foster a collaborative environment to make them achievable.