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Rethinking policy capacity, competencies and capabilities

  • Published Date: 12 June 2019
The increasing complexity of contemporary policy problems coupled with rising public expectations present unprecedented challenges to the capacity of governments to make and implement effective polici...
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Survey: Understanding innovation in the public sector

  • Published Date: 12 June 2019
Australian and New Zealand public servants are invited to take a survey as part of a new project examining innovation skills and capabilities within the public sector.  ...
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Finding the confidence to lead in the public sector: Dan Croucher

  • Published Date: 11 June 2019
Picking up everything and moving from South Australia to the ACT is no easy decision. But when Dan Croucher made the move to Canberra, for a role in the Federal Gov...
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Putting public value at the heart of public sector practice: Penny Marshall

  • Published Date: 11 June 2019
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Queensland statistician Penelope Marshall was top of her class for marks in the subject Delivering public value when she c...
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ANZSOG alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

  • Published Date: 11 June 2019
ANZSOG alumni members were among the latest Australians recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on Monday. Craig Hamilton AM, Kirstine Harv...
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Why public sector leaders need to give staff freedom to cross boundaries

  • Published Date: 11 June 2019
By Professor Janine O’Flynn  This is an edited version of an article that first appeared on the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria)’s new website ‘T...
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How Sonja Cox rediscovered her passion for the public sector

  • Published Date: 11 June 2019
Sonja Cox takes the responsibility of being a public servant extremely seriously. “I see myself as working for the community so when they’re footing the bill for my salary and my development, the...
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Opportunity to reflect on authentic leadership for government leaders: Fiona Blair

  • Published Date: 07 June 2019
It’s probably overstating it to say that when Fiona Blair joined ANZSOG’s prestigious Executive Fellow Program (EFP) in 2018, she was a woman on a mission, but she definitely k...
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Successful Public Policy: lessons from Australia and New Zealand

  • Published Date: 05 June 2019
Debates around public policy focus too much on failure, and do not recognise the lasting value that governments can deliver the public through innovative policy reform. The new ANZSOG/ANU Press book ...
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How does New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget actually work?

  • Published Date: 05 June 2019
By Professor Michael Mintrom  New Zealand’s first ‘Wellbeing Budget’ was delivered last week by the Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson. It is the second budget of Prime Minister Jaci...
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How regulators can benefit from a focus on risk: Harvard’s Malcolm Sparrow

  • Published Date: 05 June 2019
The public’s demands on regulators are growing and a shift to risk-based regulation and the recognition of the importance of skilled “regulatory craftsmanship” can help them meet these demands, ...
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ANZSOG APS Review submission: bringing Indigenous values into the APS

  • Published Date: 30 May 2019
The APS has the opportunity to “Indigenise” the Public Service Act 1999 to reinforce cultural changes and actions aimed at recruiting and retaining Indigeno...