Governance Accountability and Law (GAL) Research Priority Area

A knowledge hub supporting innovative, agile and effective governance and accountability systems

GAL is a research priority area within the College of Business, RMIT University. It aims to foster the development of innovative, agile and effective governance and accountability systems that support superior and sustainable performance.

GAL comprises expert researchers who have proven track records that reflect:

  • Global contributions to research thought leadership and innovation in public policy, governance and legal systems
  • Knowledge production capacities for addressing real world problems based on innovative and sustainable solutions
  • Experience in undertaking interdisciplinary research on the design and efficacy of governance and legal systems and their impacts on individuals, organisations and economies
  • Successful collaborations with industry representatives, professional associations and community groups
  • Identification of emergent risks and opportunities related to  technological disruptions, evolving social / community structures, economic and environmental crisis, and geo-political uncertainties
  • Conducting research that informs teaching and engagement

GAL researchers have received project funding from various nationally competitive research grants (e.g. Australian Research Council grants) and large industry, professional and government grants (e.g. Australian Taxation Office, CPA Australia, CAANZ, Department of Health; ACCA, IIA Australia, etc).

Key Projects

Industry Research Report – June 2019

The Sum of Parts: Collaborations and Strategic Restructuring in the Australian Charities Sector