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.
There are five steps that are critical to successfully bringing about constructive, concrete reform in Australia’s education system.
Life expectancy in Australia rose to its highest level on record, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in April this year.
PwC’s latest report in this series summarises survey results relating to the incidence of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally.
Investing time in common purpose, capabilities, creating shared accountability and a focus on development can make a big difference.
PwC's latest report, in partnership with The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), estimates the size and composition of the social purpose market in Australia, and puts forward a clear point of view about the need for productivity gains for this market.
Practical steps to improve the quality of science and mathematics teaching in Australian Primary Schools
The cost of violence against women is high and increasing in Australia. We estimate that violence against women costs $21.7 billion a year, with victims bearing the primary burden of this cost. Governments (national and State and Territory) bear the second biggest cost burden, estimated at $7.8 billion a year, comprising health, administration and social welfare costs.
Why early and effective safety thinking is critical.
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.
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.
The 2014 benchmarking study of Commonwealth and State Government corporate services provides insights from a broad range of government entities of different sizes.
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.
The proposed changes included in the recent Commonwealth budget are likely to have significant impacts on the post-secondary education sector in Australia.
While many aspects of the Australian Education System are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance.
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.
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.
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.
Reforms in the public sector which are aimed at improving service delivery have received considerable focus over the last decade.
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.