Policymaking in the Public Interest

The Susan McKinnon Foundation has a vision for public policy to deliver better outcomes for citizens. Our work focuses on strengthening policymaking processes to ensure public policy is developed and implemented in the public interest.  

Government policymaking processes must be fit-for-purpose, informed by evidence and stakeholder views, with a focus on delivery, outcomes and continuous improvement. 

The Policymaking in the Public Interest program has two key workstreams: 

  • Statement of Public Interest – a mandatory disclosure of information about legislative policy processes that improves transparency and public confidence in policy, active in NSW. 
  • Enhancing Policy Quality – our programme and agenda for recognising great practice and improving the quality of policy in Australia.