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Researching Policy Studies

Key Sources for Policy research

Changes in policy can be reflected in legislation, government spending, initiatives and projects, reports and recommendations from Committees of Inquiry or the adoption of international protocols. News media sources and academic literature may also assist in identifying debate or discussion that surrounds a significant change in a policy area. 

Parliamentary & Government documents: including government websites, parliamentary debates and documents, Parliamentary committees, media releases 

Legal Resources: legislation (Acts, Bills), legal encyclopedias  

Media releases: available from government & ministerial websites, news media sources, websites monitoring policy changes, political party websites

Secondary sources: books and articles which analyse and discuss policy and policy development and change.

Key Texts