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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...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy

  • Published Date: 19 January 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant. The Prime Minister shared the news over social media on Friday, revealing the pregnancy was “unexpected but exciting.” In...
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Henderson Conference 2018: Has Australia’s social security system effectively responded to poverty and inequality?

  • Published Date: 15 January 2018
More than 20 local and international social security experts will gather to discuss the past 50 years of social security in Australia and present options for reform at the 2018 Henderson Conference in...
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ANZSOG Series reaches 50th volume milestone

  • Published Date: 12 January 2018
ANU Press has published the 50th volume in the ANZSOG series, marking a significant milestone in ANZSOG’s relationship with the university press. The latest publication, titled Value for Money: Bud...
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Cutting through the white noise: breaking data silos to improve people's lives

  • Published Date: 12 January 2018
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Public Health
The volume of data recorded about individuals is increasing exponentially, but how much of it is actually being used to improve people’s lives and solve complex public policy problems? ANZSOG has j...
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Indigenous Public Servants Forum looks at the future of the public sector

  • Published Date: 21 December 2017
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Issues, Race Relations
Australia has a history of failure in Indigenous policy and addressing it must be a priority for public services. Part of any path to success must be to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan...
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WA’s Shaun Whitmarsh tops ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration

  • Published Date: 20 December 2017
Shaun Whitmarsh, executive director of strategy and coordination at the WA Department of Finance, was recently named valedictorian of ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) . ANZ...
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ANZSOG's Summer reading guide: 5 books to read this holiday season

  • Published Date: 15 December 2017
Summer is here, and for those lucky enough to be taking some time off, it’s the perfect opportunity to sink your teeth into a good book. Here are a few options from the ANZSOG team, to help you mak...
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Are ‘public service mutuals’ a good thing?

  • Authors: Professor John Wanna, ANZSOG’s National Director of Research
  • Published Date: 15 December 2017
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Privatisation, Public Sector Reform
Are ‘ public service mutuals’ an innovation that could allow Australia’s public services to deliver better services? Visiting British academic Professor Julian Le Grand gave an enthralling spee...
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Alf Rattigan Lecture 2017: Restarting micro economic reform with Fred Hilmer

  • Published Date: 08 December 2017
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Economics and Finance
Emeritus Professor Fred Hilmer AO highlighted the urgent need for Australia to embrace micro-economic reform in the annual Alf Rattigan Lecture in Canberra on Wednesday. The former President and Vice...
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Alf Rattigan Lecture 2017: Restarting Micro Economic Reform Full Transcript

  • Published Date: 08 December 2017
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Economics and Finance
Emeritus Professor Fred Hilmer AO delivered the Alf Rattigan Lecture on Restarting Micro Economic Reform on Wednesday, 6 December. See below for the full transcript of the lecture given at&...