Welcome to the Public Centre Research Centre - Australia. This section features insightful research from Australia and similar countries on the issues and the challenges faced by public sector and government officials while providing a roadmap of the future of government. To view global publications, please choose the option "Publications" in the menu to the left.
October 29, 2015
Why early and effective safety thinking is critical.
May 07, 2015
Our latest report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce, and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly.
March 02, 2015
Our latest report provides an overview of the incidences of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally, as well as in the wider Australian economy.
February 27, 2015
The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes.
September 19, 2014
PwC has undertaken economy-wide modelling to help meet the need for an Australian evidence base around the value of Early Childhood Education and Care.
September 17, 2014
The proposed changes included in the recent Commonwealth budget are likely to have significant impacts on the post-secondary education sector in Australia.
August 25, 2014
While many aspects of the Australian Education System are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance.
December 09, 2013
This paper from PwC’s Public Sector Research Centre paper explores the drivers and experience of Australia’s public sector productivity initiatives to date and argues that, despite the challenges of the past, productivity is relevant in the public sector context.
August 12, 2013
Launched in July 2013, this publication from PwC's Public Sector Research Centre looks at the long term future of Australia’s economy and the need for comprehensive tax reform.
June 09, 2013
This PwC publication - created at the behest of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) - examines the links between professional development and career advancement for Indigenous people in the Victorian public sector.
March 09, 2012
Reforms in the public sector which are aimed at improving service delivery have received considerable focus over the last decade.
November 01, 2011
People with disability are the largest minority in Australia – about one in five Australians has a disability. They are also one of the most disadvantaged groups, with sub-standard outcomes on most indicators of community participation and wellbeing. The Productivity Commission reported that the current disability support system is “underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient...”. The imperative for changing the disability experience in Australia is clear. The time to act is now.