Executive Master of Public Administration: Annual Academic Governance Report

The EMPA Annual Academic Governance Report provides ANZSOG's conferring university partners and government stakeholders an annual update on the main highlights, developments, and outcomes of the Executive Master of Public Administration’s delivery in the preceding academic year. The report serves as a public record of ANZSOG’s governance and quality assurance approach to managing and delivering the internationally recognised EMPA degree to emerging public sector leaders across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Download the EMPA Annual Academic Governance Report 2021 (accessible version)

ANZSOG Impact Report 

In 2019, ANZSOG replaced its Annual Report with a more concise and easy-to-read Impact Snapshot that covers a selection of our activities. Our latest Impact Snapshot ‘Adapting to Disrupted Times’ covers our activities from July-December 2020 and focuses on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the latest report below.

Download the Impact Snapshot 2021 PDF

Download the Impact Snapshot 2021 accessible version

Past reports

Impact Report 2020 (accessible version)

Impact Report 2019 (accessible version)

ANZSOG Strategy 2025

ANZSOG is increasing the capability of public sector leaders to more effectively serve and support people and communities by providing:

  • world-class education and research
  • creating public value
  • and promoting the spirit of public service.

ANZSOG’s core offerings are more relevant now than ever, and we are working to update what we do to respond to rapid social, institutional and political change.

This strategy outlines the direction that ANZSOG is taking to ensure that all our offerings continue to meet the needs of our owner governments and partner universities, and that we can continue our purpose of helping to lift the quality of public sector leadership across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand.

 ANZSOG Strategy 2025 (pdf) ANZSOG Strategy 2025 (word)

Table of Implementation and Priority Workstreams

First Peoples Strategy

Indigenous models of governance and political organisation are some of the oldest and longest continuing in the world and are a foundation for our understanding of distinctly Australian and Aotearoa-New Zealand governance models. Developing a First Peoples strategy recognises the impact of colonisation on Indigenous peoples, and the long history of government policies and actions that have disadvantaged and discriminated against First Peoples in both Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. ANZSOG’s Strategy 2025 commits to “working with communities across Australia and New Zealand to promote and prioritise the perspectives and contributions of First Peoples”. The ANZSOG First Peoples Strategy builds on this commitment.

 ANZSOG First Peoples Strategy (accessible version)

ANZSOG brochure front cover

Annual Reports

ANZSOG's Annual Reports are published as a record of activities and impact over the past financial year. The Report also lists priorities for the next financial year. We continue to build our capacity as a leader in the delivery of quality public sector focused education and research across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. 

Annual Report 2017 - 18

'The rapid changes the public sector is undergoing makes it even more important that we focus on our core values. We want to ensure that ANZSOG equips public sector leaders with skills that will be valuable right through their careers.' - Professor Ken Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Dean, ANZSOG.

The Annual Report for 2017-18 outlines ANZSOG's continuing success in delivering quality courses for the public sector. The publication also looks the changes ANZSOG is making to its core offerings, to meet the challenges of a modern public sector.

Past reports

ANZSOG Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF)

ANZSOG Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF)

ANZSOG Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF)

ANZSOG Annual Report 2012-13 (PDF)

ANZSOG Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF)

EMPA Annual Academic Governance Past Reports

The ANZSOG EMPA Quality Assurance Report provides government owners and ANZSOG’s conferring university partners for the Executive Master of Public Administration an annual assessment of the administration and academic quality of the core program of the degree. It supports university partners in evidencing program alignment to national higher education standards frameworks in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand.

ANZSOG EMPA Report 2020  (accessible version)

Inquiry submissions 

ANZSOG contributes to debate about the role of the public sector by making submissions to relevant inquiries.

ANZSOG submission to the review of the Australian Public Service

In May 2018, the Commonwealth Government set up a wide-ranging independent review into the future of the Australian Public Service, chaired by former Telstra CEO David Thodey. ANZSOG’s submission outlines its views on the current and future challenges facing the APS and identifies nine priority areas for the review to consider.

ANZSOG submission to the APS Review

‘Reform of the [New Zealand] State Sector Act 1988: Directions and options for change discussion document’

ANZSOG provided a submission in response to the Reform of the State Sector Act. ANZSOG’s submission noted that there have been several major reforms of the Aotearoa-New Zealand public service in the last 30 years and that there was a need to review these changes and use the lessons learned to inform development of new proposals.

ANZSOG submission to the NZ Review of the State Sector Act (1)

Indigenous values for the APS

This paper explores how the APS could change the Public Service Act 1999 to incorporate First Peoples knowledge and approaches into the core values and ways of working of the federal public service. It recommends working with Indigenous communities to create a formal acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Act and to better recognise Indigenous approaches to governance through changes to the APS values.

Indigenous values for the APS