Public sector management

Report

23 Apr 2018

This audit was conducted as part of a multi-year audit program on implementation of the resource management framework introduced by the PGPA Act. It is intended to assist in keeping the Parliament, government and the community informed about the extent to which the resource management...

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Public Transport Victoria, and the now defunct Major Projects Victoria, and assessed whether their fraud and corruption controls were well designed and operating as intended.

Report

Managing public sector information and data and why it matters
28 Mar 2018

This report looks at trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.

Report

22 Mar 2018

The Indigenous Public Servant Forum brought together senior Indigenous public servants from Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the forum was to establish cross-jurisdictional networks and share experiences of both challenges and success.

Report

2 Mar 2018

This report found there is no whole-of-government capability to detect and respond effectively to cyber security incidents. There is very limited sharing of information on incidents amongst agencies, and some agencies have poor detection and response practices and procedures.

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report recommends that the New South Wales public sector adopt stronger employment screening practices to help combat employment application fraud, which if left undetected, can ultimately allow other corrupt conduct to occur.

Strategy

16 Feb 2018

The State Services Commission enables the delivery of the results that make the most positive difference for New Zealanders while protecting and enhancing the standards of integrity and conduct that make New Zealand’s State Service one of the best in the world.

Commentary

12 Feb 2018

If the public service were a patient “it would be in palliative care”, says Terry Moran. Here’s what other secretaries have said about Australia’s loss of bureaucratic capacity.

Report

22 Jan 2018

This audit was conducted to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 federal election.

Evaluation

20 Dec 2017

Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.

Draft report

14 Dec 2017

This draft report aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Report

An investigation into allegations of serious corruption involving Victorian vocational education and training, and public transport sectors.
8 Dec 2017

This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report examines the education, training and communications initiatives undertaken by the three agencies the committee oversees: the newly created Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.

Survey

Report

27 Sep 2017

This report suggests that Victorian state government employees have a sound understanding of what corruption is, but many are unsure how to report it, and a significant proportion fear personal repercussions if they do.

Commentary

23 Jun 2017

Leaving the EU is one of the most intricate and transformative challenges that the UK has ever confronted. Brexit has significant implications for the British civil service and its capability to deliver on the government’s 12 priorities for Brexit.

ANAO Report No.52 2016–17
23 May 2017

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the management of underperformance in the Australian Public Service (APS) and identify opportunities for improvement.

Book

A year of speeches from public service leaders
16 May 2017

This book is a thought leadership piece, intended to encourage debate and discussion in the workplace around excellence in public administration in Australia.

Discussion paper

10 Mar 2017

Competitive neutrality requires that government business activities should not enjoy any net competitive advantages simply by virtue of public sector ownership. This ensures market competition drives efficient production by the lowest cost business.

Commonwealth, state and territory governments committed to implement competitive neutrality regimes...

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Dynamic is perhaps the most understated and least understood of all the terms used to describe New Zealand. Straddling an active plate boundary and surrounded by ocean, New Zealand has a spectacular and dynamic landscape formed by geological and meteorological events, but the management of...