Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Faculty of Business and Law

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre


Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


This project aims to improve the transparency and integrity of government spending decisions. During elections, political parties make election promises to spend billions of taxpayer dollars but we rarely question if and how that money is spent. This project aims to map the Queensland government's election commitments to the annual budget and announced projects and create a user friendly spending 'dashboard' that makes it easy for taxpayers to monitor the financial decisions of government.

Research activities

Research activities during this project may include:

  • a literature review
  • case study
  • quantitative research
  • qualitative research
  • participating in writing a scholarly paper.


For more information on how to apply, visit our Vacation Research Experience Scheme guide.