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Governments shouldn't be so hasty in declaring victory on wages policy

  • Published Date: 15 February 2018
By John Wanna - Research Director, ANZSOG and ANU. Interestingly, the long term trend in wages policy is that Labor tends to adopt formal policies (as it is now doing) only to see wages fall under it...
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ANZSOG Case Study: how the 2014 Federal Budget unravelled

  • Published Date: 14 February 2018
The 2014 Federal Budget was one of the most controversial in recent history. Then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Treasurer Joe Hockey announced significant spending cuts to try and steer the budge...
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Ken Smith: We won’t Close the Gap without changing how we work with Indigenous communities

  • Published Date: 13 February 2018
Speech by ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith at an Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity panel, on the release on the 10th annual Closing the Gap Report, in Canberra 12 February 2018 I would like to recognis...
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Public value or profits? Why I chose a career in the public sector

  • Published Date: 12 February 2018
Andrew Nicholls has always been interested in public value, not private profit. That’s why he joined the NSW public service in 1985, and began a long and varied career which saw him awarded a Public...
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Taking the pulse of the NDIS

  • Published Date: 09 February 2018
In a recent episode of Professor Glyn Davis’ (VC University of Melbourne and ANZSOG Research Committee Chair) podcast The Policy Shop, Bruce Bonyhady (former Chair of the National Disability Insuran...
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Making the leap to interagency collaboration

  • Published Date: 08 February 2018
An ANZSOG-funded project with the Brotherhood of St Laurence has produced a how-to guide for collaborative commissioning in interagency partnerships. The Making the Leap guide will be a helpful resou...
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Scholarship opportunity: Behaviour change scholarship to examine ANZSOG’s impact on public service

  • Published Date: 06 February 2018
ANZSOG is partnering with Monash University to offer a PhD scholarship investigating the impact of executive education in the public service. Monash University’s Graduate Research Industry Partners...
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ANZSOG Dean Ken Smith on the importance of trust underpinning sound governance

  • Published Date: 05 February 2018
In the first episode of the television series The Crown, an English constitutional expert on how the system of government works is tutoring the young Princess Elizabeth. Elizabeth writes TRUST in her ...
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ANZSOG alumni recognised in Australia Day Honours List

  • Published Date: 30 January 2018
Several ANZSOG alumni have had their dedication to the public service recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. John Pierce, Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Commission, was nam...
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Seven New Year’s resolutions for the public sector

  • Published Date: 30 January 2018
It’s the end of January and by now you should have had time to get your feet under the desk and start to think about the year ahead. And while your New Year’s resolution may have already bitten t...
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New Zealand public sector has an eye on the future: Thought Leadership survey

  • Published Date: 22 January 2018
New Zealand public servants have a keen interest in the future of the public sector, an ANZSOG survey has revealed. More than 150 New Zealanders took part in a recent State Services Commission (SSC)/...
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The importance of being vulnerable: Talking strategic leadership with ANZSOG alumni

  • Published Date: 22 January 2018
Strong leadership relies on resilience but the importance of vulnerability should not be underestimated. Victorian public sector manager Mark Hogan, a participant in ANZSOG’s Towards Strategic Lead...