News & Media

VPSC/ANZSOG delegation: Victorian Aboriginal public servants learn from New Zealand’s treaty experience

  • Published Date: 18 September 2018
The Victorian government recently passed the first treaty legislation in Australia. The legislation provides a roadmap for future treaty negotiations between the state of Victoria and Aboriginal commu...
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ANZSOG and ANU seeking Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration

  • Published Date: 18 September 2018
ANZSOG and the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at the Australian National University (ANU) are seeking to appoint a person of international renown to the Sir John Bunting Chair o...
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: ANZSOG alums keep Māori language and culture strong

  • Published Date: 13 September 2018
Preserving and promoting culture and language are vital for the strength of Indigenous communities, say two New Zealand ANZSOG alums who work with Māori people to achieve their aspirations. This wee...
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Australian cricketer Damien Fleming appeals to India-Australia government relations

  • Published Date: 13 September 2018
A chat with Australian cricketer Damien ‘the Bowlologist’ Fleming in the hallowed halls of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and an in-depth discussion about international governmental relations,...
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Driving dollars: Congestion charges under the microscope in new road pricing book

  • Published Date: 12 September 2018
Should drivers pay for how much they use the road? Economists and transport policy experts think so – but their advice is largely ignored by politicians wary of a backlash from voters. That deprive...
Research

Strange bedfellows: Federal systems and performance management

Authors: Stephen Jones, Geert Bouckaert, Patrick Fafard and Luc Bernier
Format: Journal Article
Published Date: 12 September 2018
Abstract This paper offers the first link between models of the measurement and management of performance and the dimensions of governance arrangements in federal systems. Four ideal type approaches ...
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From walk to talk: academics and practitioners join forces for public policy learning

  • Published Date: 10 September 2018
ANZSOG chief of staff David Threlfall explores how our public service practitioners access and respond to academic policy frameworks. How did you learn to do your job? And, what are you learning to p...
Research

What can policymakers learn from feminist strategies to combine contextualised evidence with advocacy?

Authors: Eleanor Malbon, Lisa Carson and Sophie Yates
Format: Journal Article
Published Date: 10 September 2018
Abstract We give a short overview of feminist perspectives on the use of evidence in policy making, covering both empirical and conceptual work. We present the case of the Conflict Tactics Scale, a m...
Research

Public admin explainer: What is the investment approach to public policy?

Published Date: 07 September 2018
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is a global leader in education and government-focused research relevant to the public sector. Our Public Admin Explainer series, is part of...
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We can do more: Top public sector women talk pathways to successful leadership

  • Published Date: 30 August 2018
The public service in Australia has taken positive steps towards gender equity but there are still barriers preventing women taking up leadership roles, according to three senior public sector women. ...
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Five steps to help you get over your nerves and influence people

  • Published Date: 30 August 2018
By Dr Zina O’Leary, ANZSOG Senior Fellow Are you nervous when you speak in front of a group? That’s fine, most people are nervous about speaking in meetings or delivering presentations. But that ...
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Helping governments to become better problem-solvers

  • Published Date: 29 August 2018
By Geoff Mulgan, CEO, and Brenton Caffin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Partnerships, Nesta Governments can be good, bad or ugly. But the best ones are good at focusing on the problems that m...