The limits of government outsourcing
Failures in Victoria's COVID-19 hotel quarantine highlight growing concerns that outsourcing is hollowing out government, says University of Melbourne expert.
A new model for public policy?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers how to make policy genuinely evidence-based, with Nicholas Gruen and Patricia Rogers
Reducing governments’ reliance on consultants
Australian governments spend billions on consultants, but a University of Melbourne expert argues this could be reduced by boosting public servants' capacity.
Defining policy failure in the Australian public service
The University of Melbourne's 'The Australian Policy Handbook' looks at how the success or failure of policy can impact on the public's perception of the APS.
Does government get the right advice?
On the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on his career.
Is Australia’s public service competent?
Was Australia's Census 2016 fail a one-off, or is there a pattern of failure within the public service, and if so what is happening?