Opinion

The importance of data in the fight against COVID-19

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
ANZSOG has provided up-to-date information to public sector leaders on the COVID-19 crisis, through initiatives such as the Leading in a Crisis series, and the upcoming Future public sector le...
Opinion

Regulatory stewardship: virtue, mechanism or both?

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
Regulatory stewardship is described by the NZ Treasury as involving government regulatory agencies adopting a whole-of-system, lifecycle view of regulation, and taking a proactive, collaborati...
Opinion

High fatalities from truck crashes demand greater safety standards: Chris Walker

  • Published Date: 02 November 2020
ANZSOG Associate Dean Dr Chris Walker has extensive experience in policy development and regulatory reform, and has done research on issues around safety in the trucking industry. In this article, whi...
Opinion

Collaboration for impact: eight lessons from the field

  • Published Date: 20 October 2020
By Dr John Butcher and Professor David Gilchrist Dr John Butcher is an ANZSOG research fellow at Curtin University and The Australian National University (ANU) who has published extensively o...
Opinion

The role of artificial intelligence in regulatory decision-making

  • Published Date: 10 October 2020
Many of us already engage with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies every day. We use virtual voice assistants, check travel times with online maps and find, when we ...
Opinion

Regulation, trust and the professions

  • Published Date: 05 September 2020
By Roxane Marcelle-Shaw What makes a profession trustworthy? In August 2020 the chair of ASIC, James Shipton, addressed a similar question about the financial system and corporations in an ANZ...
Opinion

Policy concepts in 1000 words: Policy change and measurement

  • Published Date: 22 August 2020
By Professor Paul Cairney Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in the Division of History, Heritage, and Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a speciali...
Opinion

Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

  • Published Date: 08 August 2020
- Professor Liam Smith, Director BehaviourWorks Australia Regulators have always been intensely interested in the theory and practice of achieving individual and business compliance. Whe...
Opinion

The Closing the Gap target to reduce numbers of Indigenous children in care by 45% within 10 years is unrealistic and likely to fail

  • Published Date: 05 August 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Jacynta Krakouer Jacynta Krakouer (BSc, MSW, MSP Melb) is a Mineng Noongar lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Social Work. She is completing her Ph...
Opinion

Good design leads to great digitisation for regulators

  • Published Date: 14 July 2020
Cassandra Meagher is the executive director service reform at Service Victoria, the Victorian Government’s dedicated customer service agency, which is leading the transformation of the way Vi...
Opinion

How we can build on Australia’s COVID-19 response to reshape the federation

  • Published Date: 12 May 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Professor Ken Smith, ANZSOG Dean and CEO Trust in government at record levels? The federation working smoothly, and politicians apologising for criticising each other? These would not have ...
Opinion

We need to talk about productivity in the age of COVID-19

  • Published Date: 06 May 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
By Dejan Jotanovic A king tormented by familial tension and crippling loneliness. It’s no surprise that Shakespeare purportedly wrote King Lear in quarantine. It was the beginning of the 1600s and ...