Opinion

Collaboration for impact: eight lessons from the field

  • Published Date: 20 October 2020
By Dr John Butcher and Professor David Gilchrist Dr John Butcher is an ANZSOG research fellow at Curtin University and The Australian National University (ANU) who has published extensively o...
Opinion

The role of artificial intelligence in regulatory decision-making

  • Published Date: 10 October 2020
Many of us already engage with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies every day. We use virtual voice assistants, check travel times with online maps and find, when we ...
Opinion

Regulation, trust and the professions

  • Published Date: 05 September 2020
By Roxane Marcelle-Shaw What makes a profession trustworthy? In August 2020 the chair of ASIC, James Shipton, addressed a similar question about the financial system and corporations in an ANZ...
Opinion

Policy concepts in 1000 words: Policy change and measurement

  • Published Date: 22 August 2020
By Professor Paul Cairney Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in the Division of History, Heritage, and Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a speciali...
Opinion

Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

  • Published Date: 08 August 2020
- Professor Liam Smith, Director BehaviourWorks Australia Regulators have always been intensely interested in the theory and practice of achieving individual and business compliance. Whe...
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The Closing the Gap target to reduce numbers of Indigenous children in care by 45% within 10 years is unrealistic and likely to fail

  • Published Date: 05 August 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Jacynta Krakouer Jacynta Krakouer (BSc, MSW, MSP Melb) is a Mineng Noongar lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Social Work. She is completing her Ph...
Opinion

Good design leads to great digitisation for regulators

  • Published Date: 14 July 2020
Cassandra Meagher is the executive director service reform at Service Victoria, the Victorian Government’s dedicated customer service agency, which is leading the transformation of the way Vi...
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How we can build on Australia’s COVID-19 response to reshape the federation

  • Published Date: 12 May 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Professor Ken Smith, ANZSOG Dean and CEO Trust in government at record levels? The federation working smoothly, and politicians apologising for criticising each other? These would not have ...
Opinion

We need to talk about productivity in the age of COVID-19

  • Published Date: 06 May 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Dejan Jotanovic A king tormented by familial tension and crippling loneliness. It’s no surprise that Shakespeare purportedly wrote King Lear in quarantine. It was the beginning of the 1600s and ...
Opinion

Indigenous people and COVID-19: Government responses and infection rates

  • Published Date: 23 April 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs, COVID-19
By Aurora Milroy Indigenous people, health providers, community organisations, and the United Nations are among many voices raising concerns about the potential impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous commu...
Opinion

Reducing the psychological impact of quarantine: a guide for managers

  • Published Date: 17 April 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Patrick Lucas In times of crisis such as COVID-19, individuals look to government. The public sector identifies problems, generates responses, convenes leaders, coordinates other organisations and...
Opinion

COVID-19 crisis future fault lines: managing the conflicts we have to have

  • Published Date: 09 April 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Paul ‘t Hart, Utrecht University There was an awkward moment a week or so ago in the Netherlands. A Dutch television celebrity debating the Corona crisis asked a rhetorical question: ‘Why are ...