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How turn your public interest project from idea into reality: Professor Beth Noveck

  • Published Date: 28 July 2021
How can public servants become problem solvers, and spark innovation within the cautious world of the bureaucracy? US Professor Beth Noveck’s new book Solving Public Problems outlines the skills t...
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Te Hāpai Hāpori /Spirit of Service Award nominees announced

  • Published Date: 21 July 2021
Image: Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission Finalists for Aotearoa-New Zealand’s 2021 Te Hāpai Hāpori /Spirit of Service Awards have been announced by the Te Kawa Mataaho/Public Sect...
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Taking care of tomorrow today – New Zealand’s Long-term Insights Briefings

  • Published Date: 21 July 2021
The New Zealand Public Service Act passed last year requires government departments to produce regular long-term insights briefings. Sally Washington, ANZSOG’s Director Aotearoa-New Zealand, repo...
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How leaders can become smarter at solving complex problems

  • Published Date: 16 July 2021
Why were the public and private sectors able to innovate quickly to respond to COVID-19, but unable to apply the same creativity to wicked social, economic and environmental problems? Dr Nick Flem...
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Connecting theory to public sector practice

  • Published Date: 05 July 2021
This article is a summary of a chapter in the new book ‘Learning Policy, Doing Policy’, published by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and ANU Press. David Threlfall i...
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The urgent need for intergenerational healing for Stolen Generations survivors

  • Published Date: 05 July 2021
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Stolen Generations survivors have had their trauma acknowledged and apologies have been made. Despite this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be overrepresented in out-...
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Brenda McDermott awarded inaugural ANZSOG First Peoples Scholarship

  • Published Date: 05 July 2021
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Image: Timeless by Bigambul artist Jordan Roser. Victorian public servant Brenda McDermott is a proud Palawa woman from the Manegin Community of North West Tasmania, who has spent decades buil...
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Mānawatia a Matariki (Happy Māori New Year)

  • Published Date: 02 July 2021
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Image: Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa Aotearoa-New Zealand will celebrate the festival of Matariki from 2 July, marking the beginning of the Māori lunar calendar year. The festival ...
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Time to heal Country: ANZSOG supports NAIDOC Week 2021

  • Published Date: 02 July 2021
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Statement from ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith AO NAIDOC Week celebrates the achievements, history and continuing culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and gives all Australia...
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Lin Hatfield Dodds appointed CEO of Benevolent Society

  • Published Date: 01 July 2021
Image: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ANZSOG Associate Dean Lin Hatfield Dodds will take up a new role as the CEO of The Benevolent Society (TBS) in mid-July. ANZSOG Dean and CEO Pr...
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Face-to-face, online, blended: Looking to the future for ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration

  • Published Date: 25 June 2021
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, ANZSOG’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program has successfully shifted to online delivery, and now looks to move to a blended learning ...
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New ANZSOG/ANU Press book “Learning Policy, Doing Policy” to bring theory and practice together

  • Published Date: 22 June 2021
The latest volume in the ANZSOG/ANU Press series, Learning Policy, Doing Policy, explores how policy theory is understood by practitioners and how it influences their practice, bringing togethe...