ANZSOG is a resource for journalists seeking analysis and commentary on education and research relevant to the public sector.

The purpose of our research is to address key contemporary issues in public administration, policy development and management where information is lacking.

ANZSOG has international experts willing and available to talk with the media on a wide range of issues relating to the public sector. Our experts can comment topics such as:

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  • Public sector management
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  • Organisational behaviour
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  • Case teaching.

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Research

Policy labs – The next frontier?

Published Date: 08 September 2020
Policy labs have emerged globally with a mission to support public policy development through innovative solutions. However, it is unclear to w...

Research

Royal commissions and policy influence

Published Date: 26 August 2020
While the outcomes of a royal commission can significantly shape the direction of public policy, they can also miss opportunities to influ...

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The dark side of public innovation

Published Date: 11 August 2020
The positive outcomes of innovation are well known but the dark side of public innovation has received less attention. What is the dark side an...

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Backing what works? Social impact bonds and evidence-informed policy and practice

Published Date: 28 July 2020
Globally, governments are exploring new ways of procuring public services to improve effectiveness and efficiency. A high-profile example of th...

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Has New Public Management improved public services?

Published Date: 15 July 2020
Tweet New Public Management reforms have been accused of importing practices from the private sector that could collide with core public service...

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Pandemic leadership: Lessons from New Zealand’s approach to COVID-19

Published Date: 01 July 2020
Tweet The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic poses dramatic and unprecedented disruptions to established ways of managing lives, organisa...

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The risks and rewards of public investments

Published Date: 16 June 2020
Tweet What is the role of the state in investing in innovation? Is it purely about fixing market failure or can the state play a more entreprene...

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More ethical, more innovative? The effects of ethical culture and ethical leadership on innovation

Published Date: 02 June 2020
Tweet Are ethical public sector organisations more or less likely to be innovative? Despite mushrooming scholarly research into public sector et...

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Understanding prevention and early intervention in public policy

Published Date: 19 May 2020
They say “prevention is better than cure”. By intervening early in people’s lives, policymakers can more effectively address policy problems. Ho...

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Agile: a new way of governing

Published Date: 06 May 2020
As a practice, ‘agility’ has fundamentally changed core aspects of project management, business processes and software design. This agile approach...

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What can the policy sciences tell us about COVID-19?

Published Date: 22 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is urgent, global in scale and massive in impact. What insights can the policy sciences provide about the dynamics of COVID-19? ...

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Accounting for ‘dis/value’: challenging the assumptions behind public value

Published Date: 07 April 2020
For public service managers and policymakers, delivering public value has become central to the design and delivery of policies and programs. But the ...

News & Media

ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration helped prepare Simon Bell to play a leading role in West Australia’s coronavirus response

Published Date: 18 September 2020
Simon Bell spent “21 glorious years” with the British Army’s Royal Engineers before deciding to relocate to Western Australia with his f...

News & Media

Suresh Cuganesan: Teaching public sector leaders how to make policy success financially sustainable

Published Date: 16 September 2020
Giving public sector leaders the skills to make policies and service delivery financially sustainable is key to providing good government in th...

News & Media

Waiting decades to reduce domestic abuse isn’t an option; this is what needs to change

Published Date: 16 September 2020
Despite many reforms and much investment (in some jurisdictions) in domestic and family violence programs in recent years, rates of violence ar...

News & Media

ANZSOG strengthens public sector leadership during COVID-19

Published Date: 11 September 2020
In these uncertain and challenging times, the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s (ANZSOG’s) mission - to support outstanding...