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Public servants

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Public service employment
Government employees
NARROWER TERMS
Briefing paper

Chinese-Australians in the Australian Public Service

Chinese–Australian communities are invaluable sources of China-related expertise, yet they are under-represented in the country’s public service roles. This paper argues that a better harnessing of the skills and knowledge of the Chinese–Australian community would have substantial benefits for Australian policy-making in one of its...
Book

Learning policy, doing policy

This publication explores how policy theory is understood by practitioners and how it influences their practice. The book brings together insights from research, teaching and practice on an issue that has so far been understudied. Contributors include Australian and international policy scholars, and current and...
Discussion paper

Finding the right skills for the civil service

This paper examines the skills that the civil service has and those it needs to meet the demands of government in the coming years. It considers how the civil service workforce is managed, and reviews progress made in recent years.
Report

Unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by local government

An overview of key risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by the local government sector, this report explores the drivers of these risks, as well as potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.
Report

Moving out: making a success of civil service relocation

This report argues that relocations, particularly for public policy and other specialist roles, should focus on improving the capacity of the civil service by widening the pool of highly skilled workers available to it.
Report

Public service in challenging times: the economic and social value of public sector work in Queensland

This report considers several dimensions of the economic and social contribution that is made to Queensland by its public sector workforce. It provides a review of public sector employment in Queensland, showing the qualitative and quantitative importance of the state public sector workforce and examines...
Working paper

Leadership for a high performing civil service: towards a senior civil service systems in OECD countries

Public service leaders are at the heart of government effectiveness. They translate political direction into the policies and programmes. In order to do so, they need to have both the right skills and institutional support to deploy them effectively. This paper summarises insights from a...
Discussion paper

Towards a profession of public regulation: lessons from the New Zealand G-REG Initiative

This research paper maps, explores, and interrogates the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG), as an example to obtain a better understanding of whether a standardised program can help to nurture and increase the professionalism of a community of public servants.
Strategy

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy 2020–24

This strategy provides an important framework to increase Indigenous employment outcomes across the Commonwealth public sector.
Report

Reform of the centre of government

This short paper offers a diagnosis of the problem facing the government ‘machine’, a review of the changes recently made to it, and the Institute for Government’s recommendations on further reforms that most benefit the government, the civil service and the UK public.