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ANZSOG’s top summer reads for public servants

  • Published Date: 12 December 2019
If you are lucky enough to be taking some time off over summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to expand your mind and get a new perspective on the world from a good book. Below are eleven non-fictio...
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Co-design: from expert to user-driven ideas in public service design

  • Published Date: 12 December 2019
Co-design can address complex societal problems and drive innovation in the public sector. How can we shift public service design away from an expert-driven process to one enabling users as active and...
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ANZSOG Alumni Advisory council marks one-year anniversary

  • Published Date: 12 December 2019
ANZSOG Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) has celebrated its one year anniversary with its final meeting for 2019 at the end of October. The meeting, held in Melbourne, focused on continued enhancement of...
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ANZSOG valedictorian inspired by passion and devotion of public servants

  • Published Date: 10 December 2019
ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) valedictorian Erin Giles was inspired by the passion of her fellow participants and comforted by their devotion to delivering public value....
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ANZSOG alum Andrew Woolnough wins UN Public Service award

  • Published Date: 09 December 2019
How do you solve a problem like 10 billion rabbits? ANZSOG alum Dr Andrew Woolnough put community consultation, people management and public policy at the centre of his work, and not only did he see r...
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Keeping First Nations families together

  • Published Date: 06 December 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Carissa Lee Godwin Carissa Lee Godwin, Editor of APO’s First Peoples & Public Policy Collection, explores the new Family Matters report, produced by the Secretariat for National Aboriginal a...
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ANZSOG Rattigan Lecture 2019: Former NZ PM Sir Bill English says investment approach, customer focus can fix welfare state’s failures

  • Published Date: 06 December 2019
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English has used ANZSOG’s third annual Alf Rattigan Lecture in Canberra to outline a vision for a more customer-focused welfare system, which takes a socia...
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Getting the work of government done: Thinking differently about commissioning and contracting

  • Published Date: 28 November 2019
A new report explores the importance of commissioning and contracting to achieve positive outcomes for the Australian public. Professor Janine O’Flynn argued for a more considered approach to the wa...
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ANZSOG 2019 Senior Indigenous Public Servants Forum: Calls for Indigenous community of practice

  • Published Date: 28 November 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Senior public servants from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand have discussed the need for a cross-jurisdictional community of practice for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori public ...
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Alf Rattigan Lecture: Bill English on data customers and the limits of universal public services

  • Published Date: 28 November 2019
Sir Bill English KNZM delivered the 2019 Alf Rattigan lecture on 27 November at The Shine Dome in Canberra. Below is the full transcript of the former New Zealand Prime Minister’s speech. The Ratti...
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Public services need to invest in Indigenous leadership: ANZSOG CEO Ken Smith

  • Published Date: 15 November 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
The following speech was delivered by ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith at the ANZSOG 2019 Senior Indigenous Public Servant Forum. The forum was held in Canberra on 14-15 November and brought together Ind...
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A First Peoples approach to public policy: the lesson of the Black Swan

  • Published Date: 12 November 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Aurora Milroy - Advisor, First Peoples Programs and Strategy, ANZSOG I am a Palyku woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but I was born and raised on Noongar...