The Mandarin


The Mandarin is for public sector leaders and executives and the many stakeholders and suppliers interested in their work. We want The Mandarin to be the place that connects and helps public officials manage Australia better — for intelligent showcasing, discussion, collaboration and learning about public work and the people and many challenges behind it.

By providing a thoughtful and respectful venue for the discussion of policy, programs and public projects, The Mandarin enables department and agency heads and their executives to share current issues and challenges facing public administrators in a complex, demanding and rapidly changing world.

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18 Feb 2019

They are highly effective at exposing wrongdoing, but do they influence policy development? A two-stage approach might be more effective, say the authors.


28 Nov 2018

APS review panel member and Coca-Cola Amatil Australia chief, Alison Watkins, reveals her observations of the public service and dwells on the role of business in contributing to the reform debate.


23 Nov 2018

Many Indigenous communities in the USA have used tribal self-determination and access to land to build an economic base and deliver benefits to their people.

While the circumstances in the USA differ from both Australia and New Zealand, two US experts believe that some...


15 Nov 2018

Governments aren’t doing the research needed to underpin rigorous policy development, worries Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.


26 Oct 2018

Jacinda Ardern is the youngest person to have held the role of New Zealand Prime Minister in 150 years. She is comfortably the most popular politician in the land, and one of the brightest stars in the international political firmament.

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