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 foc...

News & Media

Towards the ‘new normal’: five articles from 2021 on how public services can adapt post-COVID

Published Date: 17 December 2021
As we moved towards a ‘new normal’ in 2021, focus shifted from the immediate response to COVID, to how the public sector could learn from the...


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Part of the process: the role of consultation and collaboration in the development of the Aboriginal Procurement Policy in Western Australia

Version Date : 1 December 2021
Published Date: 01 December 2021
As part of its commitment to Closing the Gap, and after the successful implementation of the federal government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy in 2...


The National Cabinet and COVID-19: a new future for federal relations?

Version Date : 12 October 2021
Published Date: 12 October 2021
When COVID-19 became a global pandemic in March 2020, Australia was still dealing with the fallout from a catastrophic bushfire season. With little ti...



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Five skills that 2021 showed us public servants will need for the future

Published Date: 17 December 2021
The last two years have been challenging ones for the entire public service. We hope that you’ve found them fulfilling and that your organisati...


Judging success in policy pilots

Published Date: 25 January 2022
Piloting policy initiatives before a wider rollout is increasingly commonplace. Research has shown pilots have multiple shifting purposes and jud...

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ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith’s 2021 end of year message: shifting to the ‘new normal’

Published Date: 10 December 2021
The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic has, for most of us, been more difficult than the first, as many of us have seen our resilience tested t...


Rethinking the commissioning of consultants to enhance government policy capacity

Published Date: 01 December 2021
Can governments use consultants to preserve, and even enhance, the fundamental role of the public service? Featuring a case study analysis, ANZSO...

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ANZSOG’s top summer reads for 2021

Published Date: 07 December 2021
It’s been another challenging and exhausting year for many in the public sector, and we hope you will get the chance to take some time off over...


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Courageous Conversations

Event Date : 30 - 31 March 2022
Location : Online


Making better decisions with economic thinking: Public sector economics for managers

Event Date : March 10 2022 - April 12 2022
Location : Online


Harnessing behavioural insights

Event Date : To be confirmed
Location : Online


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On Monday 23 October, the National Regulators Community of Practice and ANZSOG hosted the fourth annual Regulators Forum: Shifting sands: Regulating in the 21st Century. Please find below, the many great presentations from the day along with the Background paper, provided by Dr Steven Manos, and the link to Professor Alberto Alemanno’s live stream session.


  pdf Background paper (156 KB)
  pdf Introductory session: Dr Steven Manos - Thinking about the future (6.54 MB)
  pdf Key note speaker: Professor Alberto Alemanno - Regulators, stakeholders, community: an international perspective
(7.14 MB)
Video of presentation: Facebook live stream archive
pdf Session 4: Panel discussion - The regulators of the future ‘pitch’ their visions (47.72 MB)
pdf Session 5: Panel discussion - Final session on future-proofing (72.58 MB)