EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Reforms to Human Services – Productivity Commission

The Commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to prepare submissions. It contains and outlines: the scope of the inquiry the Commission’s procedures matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information how to make a submission. Extract The Australian Government is committed to working in partnership with State and … [Read More] Reforms to Human Services – Productivity Commission

New @ APO: Public Administration & Governance – Australian Policy Online

This collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project. ANZSOG’s research program addresses key contemporary issues in public administration, policy development and management. The collection features resources about public administration and management, public sector leadership, public value, policy and program … [Read More] New @ APO: Public Administration & Governance – Australian Policy Online

Competition as a Means to an End: Supply Chains and Human Services – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Nicholas Gruen & Chris Vanstone It’s government’s reputation on the line as human services are increasingly delivered by a corporate supply chain. Nicholas Gruen and Chris Vanstone explore how government can value-add to its supply chain. Other things being equal, what’s there not to like about introducing more choice and competition … [Read More] Competition as a Means to an End: Supply Chains and Human Services – The Mandarin

Social Service Futures and the Productivity Commission: A Power To Persuade dialogue – PTP

Power to Persuade is hosting a dialogue on the Productivity Commission and the forthcoming review of public services. Extract 2016 will see a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the marketization of social services. Power to Persuade believes that the outcome will be critical to the future of Australian society and is organising a dialogue to raise … [Read More] Social Service Futures and the Productivity Commission: A Power To Persuade dialogue – PTP

The Three Sector Solution: Delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business – ANU

Foreword – Extract … collection of articles about collaboration across sector boundaries. This is a subject of great relevance to our work at the ACT Government Community Services Directorate (CSD). Our collaboration with the community sector is currently in the spotlight as we work to develop and implement reforms to respond to unsustainable levels of … [Read More] The Three Sector Solution: Delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business – ANU

Shergold’s Four Principles to Transform Cross-sector Work – The Mandarin

Cross-sector collaboration often results in failure, argues former PM&C boss Peter Shergold. He suggests four principles to transform the way the public service works with the private and non-government sectors. Extract from an article by David Donalson Increasingly, governments are working in partnership with the private and non-government sectors to deliver services. But often those … [Read More] Shergold’s Four Principles to Transform Cross-sector Work – The Mandarin

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