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Finding a common language for public servants in all tiers of government: David MacLennan

  • Published Date: 24 July 2019
David MacLennan has seen it all. He is that rare public servant who has worked in every tier of government from federal to state to local, as well as spending time as a foreign diplomat and even once ...
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Beyond outsourcing: how governments can change their approach to contracting services

  • Published Date: 23 July 2019
The Australian Government spends about three times more on contracted services than on direct employment of public servants, but is this level of contracting delivering public value?  These are i...
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Why does good government matter: transcript of Jacinda Ardern's address

  • Published Date: 19 July 2019
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau-rangatira mā Prestigious people, speakers of note, chiefs one and all Nga tangata whenua, o tenei rohe Tēnā koutou katoa I acknowledge the indigenous people of this...
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s ANZSOG address: Why does good government matter?

  • Published Date: 19 July 2019
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a speech to a packed audience in Melbourne on Thursday, outlining the value of good government and how her government was widening its focus fro...
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ANZSOG-funded research provides a voice for Indigenous public sector leaders

  • Published Date: 17 July 2019
Indigenous public servants in Queensland and Canada’s British Columbia province face difficulties in dealing with institutionalised racism, but can be the key to developing innovative and effective ...
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Shaun Goldfinch appointed ANZSOG WA Public Administration and Policy Chair at Curtin University

  • Published Date: 16 July 2019
ANZSOG has established a presence in Western Australia with the appointment of Professor Shaun Goldfinch as the inaugural ANZSOG WA Government Chair in Public Administration and Policy at Curtin Unive...
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ANZSOG's Jacinda Ardern address: ‘Why does Good Government matter?’

  • Published Date: 15 July 2019
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will deliver a speech in Melbourne on Thursday 18 July, at an event organised by ANZSOG in partnership with the City of Melbourne. Ms Ardern became Prime...
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Exploring the ‘extremely gendered’ culture of the Country Fire Authority

  • Published Date: 10 July 2019
What makes an organisation ‘extremely gendered’? ANZSOG’s Dr Lisa Carson describes her work, with Dr Meagan Tyler and Dr Ben Reynolds, extending the concept of extremely gendered beyond the mili...
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Putting value creation back into public value

  • Published Date: 08 July 2019
In conventional economics, the concept of value creation by the public sector is largely absent. Value is created in business with the state playing a reactive role in correcting market failures to en...
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Torres Strait Islander Leadership – beginning a conversation with communities

  • Published Date: 08 July 2019
The Torres Strait Islands are a unique and beautiful part of Australia, spanning the strait between Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. They comprise some 274 islands rich in history, and distin...
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NAIDOC Week: Truth telling together

  • Published Date: 05 July 2019
By Carissa Lee Godwin NAIDOC week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Australia’s First Peoples. The theme for 2019’s NAIDOC Week is: ‘Voice. T...
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New Zealand Spirit of Service Awards finalists announced

  • Published Date: 05 July 2019
Outstanding public sector achievement in New Zealand will be recognised in this year’s Spirit of Service Awards. New Zealand State Services Commissioner and ANZSOG Chair, Peter Hughes, has announce...