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Christopher Stone

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False economies: unpacking public service efficiency

In the wake of the National Commission of Audit and a bleak Federal Budget for public services, CPD releases the compiled and updated False economies series, including the new final instalment Good, better, best (plus an excellent foreword by Terry Moran AC and original cartoons...
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False economies part 3: bang for our bucks

NB The full compilation of this series was launched on 26 June 2014, called "False economies: unpacking public service efficiency" and available here > • CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector is efficient...
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False economies part 2: doing less with less

NB The full compilation of this series was launched on 26 June 2014, called "False economies: unpacking public service efficiency" and available here > • In Doing less with less, CPD public service Research Director Christopher Stone contends that sometimes cutting can cost more than...
Discussion paper

False economies part 1: decoding efficiency

NB The full compilation of this series was launched on 26 June 2014, called "False economies: unpacking public service efficiency" and available here > • Every Australian needs to understand what politicians mean when they talk about the ‘efficiency’ of government . Why should we...
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Valuing skills: why vocational training matters

In light of sweeping changes to vocational education and training (VET) provision in Victoria, and dramatic proposed cuts in Queensland, this new CPD paper studies the sector’s social and economic significance and asks what lessons can be gleaned for NSW. The paper presents definitive evidence...