Thought Leadership

Reimagining how governments can build trust

Published Date: 12 April 2022
The temporary rise in trust in governments in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a reminder both of trust...

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EMPA teaches Shoena Messner to deal with complexity

Published Date: 18 May 2022
In August 2020, the city of Beirut in Lebanon was rocked by an explosion caused by tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port. More than 200 p...


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Coming back from #censusfail: reflections on the 2016 Australian Census, Marriage Equality Survey and rebuilding at the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Version Date : 26 April 2022
Published Date: 26 April 2022
Up until 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics had built a reputation for excellence and reliability, which was called into question by the dramat...


Unfinished Business? The Victorian Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and Truth-Telling in Australia

Version Date : 3 March 2022
Published Date: 03 March 2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long explained that the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians can only be ...



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Towards Strategic Leadership helps David Simmonds grow as a leader

Published Date: 18 May 2022
David Simmonds was 15 when he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa – an eye disease that, for many, leads to blindness. That diagnosis certa...


Four lenses on people management in the public sector

Published Date: 17 May 2022
A paper from the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University reviews key questions, research areas and empirical evidence about people manag...

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Recent COVID-19 court cases show New Zealand’s Bill of Rights Act is not as strong as some might wish

Published Date: 17 May 2022
Claire Breen, University of Waikato While the recent legal challenges to elements of the government’s COVID-19 response have had mixed results...


Unpacking value destruction

Published Date: 03 May 2022
Public services do not always create value. When poorly organised or delivered, they can destroy value and make service users' lives worse. A rese...

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Without a better plan, New Zealand risks sleepwalking into a biodiversity extinction crisis

Published Date: 17 May 2022
  Matthew Hall, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Allan Brent, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellingto...


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Regulation and the Creation of Public Value: Exploring the Four Ps

Event Date : Friday 20 May 2022
Location : Online


Courageous Conversations

Event Date : 16 - 17 August 2022
Location : Online


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