Rather than recommending sector-specific policy changes or how individuals, communities and society in general can achieve change, we asked the question: what are the “upstream” system settings that hold persisitent disadvantage in place and what would enable change?
We identified four barriers to addressing persistent disadvantage that exist throughout the public management system and impact all sectors and all institutions:
- power imbalances;
- discrimination and the ongoing impact of colonisation;
- siloed and fragmented government; and
- short-termism and status quo bias.
This report was based on evidence and research we carried out or commissioned.