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Public services need to invest in Indigenous leadership: ANZSOG CEO Ken Smith

  • Published Date: 15 November 2019
The following speech was delivered by ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith at the ANZSOG 2019 Senior Indigenous Public Servant Forum. The forum was held in Canberra on 14-15 November and brought together Ind...
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Ten ways to optimise evidence-based policy

Published Date: 13 November 2019
It is time to move away from the ‘government are from Venus, researchers are from Mars’ narrative when it comes to evidence and public policy. Instead we should focus on the challenges both partie...
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A First Peoples approach to public policy: the lesson of the Black Swan

  • Published Date: 12 November 2019
By Aurora Milroy - Advisor, First Peoples Programs and Strategy, ANZSOG I am a Palyku woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but I was born and raised on Noongar...
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Karen Doran: Embracing the concept of public value after time in the private sector

  • Published Date: 08 November 2019
 Karen Doran appreciates the importance of public value, particularly having moved from the private sector the public sector earlier in her career. Ms Doran, an ANZSOG alum, is currently driving...
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ANZSOG John Deeble Lecture: What can Australia learn from the UK’s NHS reforms?

  • Published Date: 07 November 2019
The 2019 John Deeble lecture has given health policy makers a first-hand account of the obstacles to health policy reform, what can be learnt from failed reforms to the UK’s NHS, and how we can intr...
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How ANZSOG works with the Tasmanian Government to strengthen capability

  • Published Date: 07 November 2019
Developing leadership and capability to operate in an increasingly complex environment is a challenge for all public services. ANZSOG began working with Tasmania’s State Service Management Office (...
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Making Indigenous voices heard in climate change debate

  • Published Date: 07 November 2019
Carissa Lee Godwin, Editor, APO’s First Peoples & Public Policy Collection, highlights the main findings from a United Nations (UN) report on Indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge and clim...
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So you want to be a policy entrepreneur?

  • Published Date: 01 November 2019
Policy entrepreneurs transform policy ideas into policy innovations, disrupting the status quo of existing settings. What makes for effective policy entrepreneurship and what attributes, skills and st...
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The best place in the world to be a child: Adapting public policy to meet children’s needs

  • Published Date: 01 November 2019
Professor Sharon Bessell from the Crawford School of Public Policy offered some insight into her research on children and what makes them happy at an ANZSOG Thought Leadership seminar in Wellington. T...
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Ginger Gorman: We need to fight back against social media trolls

  • Published Date: 29 October 2019
Internet trolls are not loners operating out of their parents’ basement – they are organised predators who cause real-world harm, and policy makers need to recognise the threat they pose to democr...
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Māori Churchill Fellowship recipient to investigate First Peoples suicide prevention

  • Published Date: 25 October 2019
ANZSOG’s inaugural Aotearoa-New Zealand Indigenous Churchill Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Clive Aspin for his proposal to investigate suicide prevention initiatives among th...
Research

When design meets power: design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking

Published Date: 18 October 2019
Responding to the need for innovation, governments have begun experimenting with ‘design thinking’ approaches to reframe policy issues and generate new policy solutions. But what is new about desi...