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.
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...
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...
This article outlines the findings of a survey conducted by the Ecological Society of Australia. The survey found that approximately half of government respondents, and nearly 40 per cent of industry respondents, had been prohibited from public communication about their research. This includes discussion of...
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.
This strategy provides an important framework to increase Indigenous employment outcomes across the Commonwealth public sector.
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.
The NSW government plan to cut the pay of public servants and spend more money on capital works will likely lead to a reduction of 1,100 jobs, according to this analysis by the Australia Institute.
Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh claims the public sector is relatively small by international standards, employing just 18 per cent of Australian workers:
Greens MP Adam Bandt claims a recruitment freeze at the CSIRO is part of the Abbott Government's anti-science bias and that a quarter of jobs could be lost within a year.