Opinion

Fixing the ‘demand side’: how the public service can support ministers to be ‘intelligent customers’ of policy advice

  • Published Date: 27 July 2021
How do we ensure ministers and their departments engage in the most productive way from the start of their working relationships? The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Directo...
Opinion

Implementing a problem-centric approach

  • Published Date: 06 July 2021
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the Regulation Policy and Practice collection on APO. T...
Opinion

“What does Jeremy Think?”: The value of public service

  • Published Date: 09 June 2021
Sir Jeremy Heywood was the greatest British public servant of his generation – confidant and troubleshooter for both Conservative and Labour Prime Ministers, and a key figure in dealing with maj...
Opinion

Regulatory capability – reflecting on what makes a ‘good regulator’

  • Published Date: 09 May 2021
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Regulation
Jarrod Cowley-Grimmond For many people, the idea of ‘regulation’ suggests investigations and prosecutions, or what I like to think of as the ‘law enforcement’ approach to regulation. While th...
Opinion

What can we learn from the regulation of sport?

  • Published Date: 31 March 2021
It is often said that sport is a mirror which reflects the society in which it operates. Many of the most troubling issues for sports regulators: drugs, corruption, gambling, racism, gender equ...
Opinion

Lawyers, Managers and Public Authority

  • Published Date: 09 March 2021
By Mark Prebble This article summarises a paper written by Mark Prebble, former New Zealand State Services Commissioner and now Adjunct Professor at the School of Government, Victoria Universi...
Opinion

Regulatory Excellence

  • Published Date: 04 March 2021
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the Regulation Policy and Practice collection on APO....
Opinion

Performance reporting by regulators – are we measuring and reporting what matters?

  • Published Date: 02 December 2020
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the Regulation Policy and Practice collection on APO. ...
Opinion

The importance of data in the fight against COVID-19

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
ANZSOG has provided up-to-date information to public sector leaders on the COVID-19 crisis, through initiatives such as the Leading in a Crisis series, and the upcoming Future public sector le...
Opinion

Regulatory stewardship: virtue, mechanism or both?

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the Regulation Policy and Practice collection on APO...
Opinion

High fatalities from truck crashes demand greater safety standards: Chris Walker

  • Published Date: 02 November 2020
ANZSOG Associate Dean Dr Chris Walker has extensive experience in policy development and regulatory reform, and has done research on issues around safety in the trucking industry. In this article, whi...
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...