Research

Innovation and intelligent failure

Published Date: 21 September 2021
An article in Public Management and Money discusses an under-explored aspect of innovation—failure. Some failures can be valuable: these are known as intelligent failures as they create opportu...
News & Media

Unique challenges, unique opportunities for senior Northern Territory public servant Jean Doherty

  • Published Date: 14 September 2021
The Northern Territory is a unique jurisdiction, shaped by its rich first nations cultures and languages, vast remote landscape and diverse, dispersed population. With the uniqueness comes opport...
News & Media

Building the infrastructure to support good policy advice

  • Published Date: 14 September 2021
Good policy is fundamental to good government, and giving good policy advice is a vital part of the public sector’s work. ANZSOG’s Aotearoa-New Zealand Executive Director Sally Washington sa...
News & Media

ANZSOG funds research into how the public sector can support flexible working

  • Published Date: 13 September 2021
ANZSOG will support research into the future of flexible work in public services through a research project funded by ANZSOG in partnership with the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) and with commission...
Opinion

Regulating Lobbying in Australia: Three Steps for Reform

  • Published Date: 10 September 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 A...
Research

Administering inequality and the NDIS

Published Date: 07 September 2021
Growing evidence shows giving citizens greater control over the public services they use may be entrenching administrative burden. An article in the Australian Journal of Public Administration ex...
Opinion

Importance of harmony in and across LGBTIQ+ and Indigenous Communities

  • Published Date: 06 September 2021
A relatively new field of research offers insight into the intersection of being both Indigenous and of the LGBTIQ+ community in Australia, explored in the Breaking the Silence research report, p...
News & Media

How to strengthen the public sector of the future

  • Published Date: 01 September 2021
Public sector leaders have always needed to think creatively to solve complex problems and deliver public value to their communities. Now, as governments work through the ongoing impacts of the C...
News & Media

ANZSOG’s Executive Fellows Program 2021: Leading change in difficult times

  • Published Date: 31 August 2021
Being a senior public sector leader is difficult at the best of times, doing it in the current disrupted environment is even harder. ANZSOG’s Executive Fellows Program (EFP) provides participa...
Thought Leadership

What makes public sector measurement meaningful?

  • Published Date: 31 August 2021
Public services see quantitative measurements and targets as a key part of accountability, but a growing movement is questioning whether this focus has distorted priorities and led to the decline...
Opinion

Moving beyond fiscal squabbling to a ‘capacity-based’ federalism

  • Published Date: 30 August 2021
By Ken Smith and Andrew Bushnell The Administrative Appeals Tribunal recently held that National Cabinet is not a committee of the federal cabinet. National Cabinet was an expedient for the COVID...
Research

Workplace gender equality: Where to next?

Published Date: 24 August 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gendered labour market inequalities in Australia and around the world. Women were disproportionately exposed to the virus at work, as frontline workers in ‘ess...