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Towards the ‘new normal’: five articles from 2021 on how public services can adapt post-COVID

  • Published Date: 17 December 2021
As we moved towards a ‘new normal’ in 2021, focus shifted from the immediate response to COVID, to how the public sector could learn from the experience. Many of the presenters and participa...
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Five skills that 2021 showed us public servants will need for the future

  • Published Date: 17 December 2021
The last two years have been challenging ones for the entire public service. We hope that you’ve found them fulfilling and that your organisation has been able to function effectively and maint...
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ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith’s 2021 end of year message: shifting to the ‘new normal’

  • Published Date: 10 December 2021
The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic has, for most of us, been more difficult than the first, as many of us have seen our resilience tested to the limit, and long-term stresses and challenges...
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ANZSOG’s top summer reads for 2021

  • Published Date: 07 December 2021
It’s been another challenging and exhausting year for many in the public sector, and we hope you will get the chance to take some time off over summer and absorb yourself in a good book or two....
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Te Hāpai Hāpori/Spirit of Service Awards recognise public sector achievement in Aotearoa-New Zealand

  • Published Date: 25 November 2021
Outstanding public sector achievement in Aotearoa-New Zealand has been recognised in this year’s Te Hāpai Hāpori/Spirit of Service Awards, which were presented at a virtual event on 24 Novemb...
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Research Insights: building strategic policy capability for the SA Education Department

  • Published Date: 24 November 2021
The South Australian Department of Education has developed a repeatable and scalable model for strategic policy development. It is the subject of the latest publication in the ANZSOG Research Ins...
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ANZSOG helps Phillip Brooks change the lives of at-risk youth

  • Published Date: 23 November 2021
ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) alumni Phillip Brooks has made the journey from a teenager who grew up in social housing in Townsville, to a senior public servant in Queen...
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What ministers really want: former Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett gives the lowdown

  • Published Date: 23 November 2021
Politicians face huge pressures, have limited time and attention spans and are besieged by competing priorities. Public servants who want to make any impact, and deliver good policy, need to unde...
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ANZSOG-funded research into measuring co-delivery holds insights for governments

  • Published Date: 10 November 2021
Co-delivery of public services involves citizens being encouraged and/or assisted in performing acts that produce public value, such as recycling or saving electricity. Despite its wide use acr...
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New ministry to improve services and accessibility for New Zealanders living with disabilities

  • Published Date: 08 November 2021
By Susanna Trnka, Associate Professor, University of Auckland and Luca Muir, Masters of Arts student, University of Auckland The recent announcement of a new Ministry for Disabled...
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Reimagining governments as system stewards to deliver better outcomes

  • Published Date: 08 November 2021
System stewardship is a powerful and increasingly influential way of thinking about the role of government, which focuses on governments as creators, influencers or guardians of systems from whic...
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COP26: New Zealand’s new climate pledge is a step up, but not a ‘fair share’

  • Published Date: 08 November 2021
By Robert McLachlan, Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University As the Glasgow climate summits gets underway, New Zealand’s government has announced a revised pledge, with a headline ...