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"Privatisation : who pays? who profits?" /

by Hudson, Robert.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. VCOSS 1992Description: 11 p.Notes: Address given at the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Council of Social Service on 17th September, 1992.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Annual review of regulatory burdens on business : social and economic infrastructure services /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian peak bodies and the market policy culture. /

by Melville, Rose.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 171-186.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian public policy and economic vulnerability: a comparative and historical perspective. /

by Castles, Francis.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. 1988Description: 184p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Review of Public Affairs. /

by University of Sydney. School of Economics and Political Science.

Publisher: 09/01/2004 15:48:41 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 09/01/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB formerly: The Drawing Board : an Australian Review of Public Affairs ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Review of Public Affairs on-line journal, aims to reflect upon and evaluate the design and redesign of Australia s public policies and institutions, as well as Australia s relations and responsibilities in the broader world community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond the blunt instrument : the efficiency dividend and its alternatives /

by Doggett, Jennifer | Centre for Policy Development.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Policy Development. Occasional paper ; no. 11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 37-42Summary: This report aims to provide a framework for the development of a new approach to supporting public sector agencies to be more efficient by drawing on the findings of Australian and international literature and the outcomes of a consultation process with APS employees. It identifies key principles which should underlie a new approach to measuring and promoting efficiency within the APS and makes specific recommendations on identified options for replacing the Efficiency Dividend. It also looks at the role of efficiency measures in the context of other worthwhile goals for improving the public service - such as transparency, accountability, the long-term quantity and quality of services and the equity of public access to and impact of services.Availability: (1)

Chronology of changes in the Australian Public Service 1975-2010 /

by Verspaandonk, Rose | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Holland, Ian | Horne, Nicholas.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 October 2010 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The purpose of this chronology of key events is to provide a historical context in which to understand the continuing evolution of the Australian Public Service (APS). More specifically, the chronology is intended to: provide a quick reference guide to what happened, and when, facilitate access to relevant documents, and, complement more narrative and critical discussions by providing an account that focuses on government decisions, reports and legislation. The chronology focuses on key events relating to the public service?s management of human, financial and other resources. In particular, it includes key events (e.g. documents, announcements and legislation) relating to: employment conditions and people management , financial management , accountability mechanisms (including some key events in administrative law), and service delivery mechanisms. The number of possible entries in the chronology is very large. By outlining key events, the chronology is intended to convey the character of change over the last thirty-five years. An important criterion in determining whether an event warranted inclusion was whether secondary sources referred to itAvailability: (1)

Climate change health impacts in Australia : effects of dramatic CO2 emission reductions /

by Woodruff, Rosalie | Australian Conservation Foundation | Hales, Simon | Butler, Colin | McMichael, Anthony.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative governance : a new era of public policy in Australia? /

by O'Flynn, Janine (ed.) | Wanna, John (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU E Press 2008Description: xvi, 201 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Chapter 6. "Collaborative governance: the community sector and collaborative network governance" by Paul Smyth (General Manager Research and Policy, BSL)Summary: "Collaboration has emerged as a central concept in public policy circles in Australia and a panacea to the complex challenges facing Australia. But is this really the cure-all it seems to be? In this edited collection we present scholarly and practitioner perspectives on the drivers, challenges, prospects and promise of collaboration. The papers, first presented at the 2007 ANZSOG Conference, draw on the extensive experience of the contributors in either trying to enact collaboration, or studying the processes of this phenomenon. Together the collection provides important insights into the potential of collaboration, but also the fiercely stubborn barriers to adopting more collaborative approaches to policy and implementation. ; The collection includes chapter from public servants, third sector managers, and both Australian and international academics which together make it a stimulating read for those working with or within government. It adds considerably to the debate about how to address current challenges of public policy and provides a significant resource for those interested in the realities of collaborative governance." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Collaborative governance : the community sector and collaborative network governance. /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Canberra, "Collaborative governance : a new era of public policy in Australia?" edited by Janine O'Flynn & John Wanna 2008Description: 51-57 pp.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Indexed chapter Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community participation in Parliamentary Committees : opportunities and barriers. /

by Burton, Kate.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Department of the Parliamentary Library 1999Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-50) November 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enterprising states : the public management of welfare-to -work. /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2001Description: x, 220 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence for policy and decision-making : a practical guide. /

by Argyrous, George (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2009Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Foreword / Allan Fels -- 1. Past, present, and possible futures for evidence-based policy / Sandra Nutley, Isabel Walter and Huw Davies -- Part A Frameworks for using evidence -- 2. Evaluation principles and practice / Ralph Hall -- 3. A practical guide to cost benefit analysis / Leo Dobes -- 4. Multi-criteria analysis / Wendy Proctor -- 5. Economic modelling and forecasting / Peter Abelson -- 6. Scenario analysis for strategic thinking / Gary Saliba and Glenn Withers -- Part B. Gathering and analysing evidence -- 7. Using consultants to gather evidence / Leo Dobes -- 8. Sources and uses of secondary data in research / George Argyrous -- 9. A user s guide to sample surveys / Australian Bureau of Statistics -- 10. Qualitative research methods / Ralph Hall -- 11. Basic statistical methods for policy and decision-making / George Argyrous -- 12. Measuring the relationship between variables / George Argyrous.Summary: "The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. But there is no practical guide for doing this with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making. This edited text fills the gap by providing a practical and comprehensive manual for people working in policy areas. It is aimed at practitioners with little or no experience in research and analysis but who require skills in managing, assessing and critically evaluating evidence use in the public sector." -- PublisherAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence-based policy-making : what is it? how do we get it? /

by Banks, Gary.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

For the people : reclaiming our government : Labor essays 2001. /

by Glover, Dennis (ed.) | Patmore, Glenn (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2001Description: xv, 248 p.Notes: December 2000 Includes bibliographical references and index. Series editor : Gary Jungwirth Contents: Preface / Gary Jungwirth -- Reclaiming our government : an introduction / Dennis Glover and Glenn Patmore -- 1. The role of government in 21st century Australia / Craig Emerson -- 2. Bridging the divide between G.D.P. and the quality of life / Lindy Edwards -- 3. The contract state and the public interest / Michael Di Francesco -- 4. Rethinking the public : paying attention to citizens and clients / John Alford -- 5. Governing diversity : prospects for putting the public back into the public service / Mark Considine -- 6. Putting the social back into socialism ... / Eva Cox -- 7. Unchaining the ABC / Tony Moore -- 8. Policy: the new 'hard' politics / Dennis Glover -- 9. Tacking social exclusion / Andrew Leigh -- 10. Connecting government / Lindsay Tanner --11. Communities on-line : a practical strategy for rebuilding rural and regional communities / Rhys Edwards -- 12. Why Australians hate politicians : exploring the new public discontent / Sally Young -- 13. Education for democratic citizenship : the importance of civics education in the era of economic rationalism / Lucas Walsh -- 14. Redefining citizenship and public interest : feminist perspectives / Katrina Gorjanicyn.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From Fraser to Hawke: Australian public policy in the 1980s. /

by Head, Brian W. (ed.) | Patience, Allan (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Longman Cheshire 1989Description: 525 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Influencer : the power to change anything. /

by Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | Maxfield, David.

Publisher: New York, NY McGraw Hill 2008Description: vi, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: You're an influencer -- Find vital behaviors -- Change the way you change minds -- Make the undesirable desirable : personal motivation -- Surpass your limits : personal ability -- Harness peer pressure : social motivation -- Find strength in numbers : social ability -- Design rewards and demand accountability : structural motivation -- Change the environment : structural ability -- Become an influencerSummary: Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors; principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Instruction to deliver : Tony Blair, public services and the challenge of achieving targets /

by Barber, Michael.

Publisher: London, U.K. Politico's 2007Description: xiii, 418 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: "In Tony Blair's first term (1997-2001) much was promised in reform of public services, but relatively little achieved - except perhaps in education, where Michael Barber was head of the Standards and Effectiveness Unit. For his second term (2001-5) Blair intensified his drive for real change in the public services and appointed Barber to head his Delivery Unit, to drive progress on specific targets such as reducing waiting times in health, cutting crime and improving school test and exam results." "Instruction to Deliver, Michael Barber's enthralling inside account of the time, shows just how much was achieved in this relatively short period. It provides revealing pictures of major players in New Labour, especially Tony Blair, and offers a unique insight into the messy reality of getting things done in government. It also gives a fascinating portrait of Michael Barber's upbringing and background, demonstrating the extraordinary drive and commitment required to bring about such a sea change in government culture."--Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Leading your organisation to greatness. /

by Sherry, Ann.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Institute of Public Administration Australia 2002Description: 12 p.Notes: Paper presented at an Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) seminar, Melbourne 27 June 2002. June 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New players, partners and processes : a public sector without boundaries. /

by Edwards, Meredith (ed.) | Langford, John (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra 2002Description: 186 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. New players, partners and processes : a public sector without boundaries? -- cover Contents: Forward / Meredith Edwards and Evert Lindquist -- Introduction : Boundary spanning and public sector reform / John Langford and Meredith Edwards -- Part I : Engaging the private sector in service delivery. -- Enterprise governance : the limits and shortcomings of quasi-markets as a tool of social policy - the case of Australia's economic services reforms / Mark Considine -- Public, private and voluntary sector partnerships in employment programs : what are the practical boundaries? / David Good -- Commentary / Peter Shergold -- Discussion / Chair, Sue Vardon -- Part 2 : Managing public-private partnerships. -- Managing public-private partnerships in Canada / John Langford -- Partnerships and collaboration : propositions from experience / Alison McClelland -- Commentary / Glyn Davis -- Discussion / Chair, Paul Barratt -- Part. 3: Devolution and discretion: building community based management into contemporary governance. -- Community based management in complex ecosystems / Rod Dobell -- Building community based resource management into contemporary governance : the Australian experience / Kathy Wellman -- Commentary / Roger Beale -- Discussion / Chair, Mark Turner -- Part 4: Horizontal coordination - how far have we gone and how far can we go? -- Horizontal coordination : the Australian experience / Jenny Stewart -- Culture, control or capacity : meeting contemporary horizontal challenges in public sector management / Evert Lindquist -- Commentary / Michael Keating -- Discussion / Chair, Patrick Weller.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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