ANZSOG’s mission is to lift the quality of public sector leadership in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand, through seeking to:

  • educate public sector leaders to improve their skills, capacity and management, and expose them to the best thinking on public administration.
  • enrich the discipline of public sector leadership through focused research, which has a practical application and meets the needs of our owner governments.
  • connect diverse people, cultures, institutions and jurisdictions – it is a meeting place where public sector leaders come together to be inspired, share, learn and debate accepted practice and new ideas. We also connect senior public service practitioners and academic, and provide a bridge between theory and practice.
  • inspire public servants to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand.

ANZSOG’s Research Insights series supports this mission through disseminating conceptual and practical reflections from our network of expert practitioners and academics, ranging across the span of ANZSOG’s work.

View research publications from 2005-2015

Developing Agency Capability

This paper, by Donald Speagle, Shaun Goldfinch and Rory Dufficy, is based on a report commissioned from ANZSOG by the Western Australian Public Service Commission to assist them to implement a program of reviews in Western Australia. ANZSOG acknowledges with gratitude the willingness of the WA PSC to allow us to share with other governments and with scholars what we learnt in the course of that project.

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ANZSOG/Central Party School COVID-19 Dialogue Papers: How has technical and expert policy advice been used for rapid response decision-making in Australia?

This paper, written by Professor Allan McConnell, was commissioned for ANZSOG and China’s Central Party School’s joint dialogue: Public administration reflections on the COVID-19 response in China, Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia, which was held in October 2020

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ANZSOG/Central Party School COVID-19 Dialogue Papers: How effective have localised community action and targeted messaging about policy decisions been?

This paper, written by Dr Barbara Allen, was commissioned for ANZSOG and China’s Central Party School’s joint dialogue: Public administration reflections on the COVID-19 response in China, Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia, which was held in October 2020

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Ensuring a world-class Australian Public Service: delivering local solutions

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by Catherine Althaus and Carmel McGregor

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Working better with other jurisdictions

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by Ben Rimmer, Cheryl Saunders and Michael Crommelin

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2030 and beyond: getting the work of government done

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by Janine O’Flynn and Gary L. Sturgess

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Being a trusted and respected partner: the APS integrity framework

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by Nikolas Kirby and Simone Webbe

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Being a trusted and respected partner: the APS’ relationship with Ministers and their offices

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by Anne Tiernan, Ian Holland and Jacob Deem

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Evaluation and learning from failure and success

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel by J. Rob Bray, Matthew Gray and Paul ’t Hart

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10 pillars of Youth Justice

A research paper prepared by independent expert Lisa Ward for an ANZSOG cross-jurisdictional Problem Solving Workshop on youth justice held in November 2019

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News & Media

Youth Justice – moving away from ‘tough on crime’ to an evidence-based approach

Published Date: 16 December 2020
The public debate around youth justice is dominated by calls for a punitive approach which run counter to the global evidence on effective met...