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 experience. Many of the presenters and participa...
News & Media

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 organisation has been able to function effectively and maint...
News & Media

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 to the limit, and long-term stresses and challenges...
News & Media

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 summer and absorb yourself in a good book or two....
Opinion

A look back on another challenging year for regulators

  • Published Date: 06 December 2021
This guest editorial was written for the ANZSOG/National Regulators Community of practice monthly newsletter, highlighting new additions to the  Regulation Policy and Practice collecti...
Cases

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

Authors: Susannah Nichols
Published Date: 01 December 2021
Author Institution: Institute of Public Administration Australia
Product Type: One-part case
Research

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, ANZSOG’s Catherine Althaus, Lisa Carson and Ken Smith...
News & Media

Te Hāpai Hāpori/Spirit of Service Awards recognise public sector achievement in Aotearoa-New Zealand

  • Published Date: 25 November 2021
Outstanding public sector achievement in Aotearoa-New Zealand has been recognised in this year’s Te Hāpai Hāpori/Spirit of Service Awards, which were presented at a virtual event on 24 Novemb...
News & Media

Research Insights: building strategic policy capability for the SA Education Department

  • Published Date: 24 November 2021
The South Australian Department of Education has developed a repeatable and scalable model for strategic policy development. It is the subject of the latest publication in the ANZSOG Research Ins...
News & Media

ANZSOG helps Phillip Brooks change the lives of at-risk youth

  • Published Date: 23 November 2021
ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) alumni Phillip Brooks has made the journey from a teenager who grew up in social housing in Townsville, to a senior public servant in Queen...
News & Media

What ministers really want: former Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett gives the lowdown

  • Published Date: 23 November 2021
Politicians face huge pressures, have limited time and attention spans and are besieged by competing priorities. Public servants who want to make any impact, and deliver good policy, need to unde...
Research

Building people up: Growth-oriented leadership in the public sector

Published Date: 16 November 2021
In an environment of unprecedented events and heightened uncertainty, public managers not only need to bounce back but also grow and develop. A paper in the Australian Journal of Public Administr...