Your Leadership Legacy; the first 100 days

Embarking on a new leadership role is inevitably met with mixed emotions. The excitement of starting something fresh is tempered with the knowledge that you will need to invest considerable amounts of your time in those critical first few weeks establishing new relations and responding to what can sometimes feel like a series of unnecessary … Continue reading Your Leadership Legacy; the first 100 days

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Confronting an Uneasy Reality – the Future of Australia’s National Security

My participation in this week’s AFR National Security Summit left me in no doubt that Australia’s security circumstances are shifting as global and regional circumstances change. Security threats posed by a rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape, the rise of anti-trade nationalism, advanced new cyber threats, and the prospect of increased instability caused by resource scarcity are … Continue reading Confronting an Uneasy Reality – the Future of Australia’s National Security

Putting the “nudge” into government regulation

Regulations are rules that derive their authority from legislation and are a key lever for government in a “rules based society.” Well-designed regulation provides direction in areas such as responding to market failures, ensuring an appropriate safety net in place, and broadly supporting and maintaining the routines that underpins almost every aspect of our daily … Continue reading Putting the “nudge” into government regulation

The future looks brights for New South Wales

Today the NSW Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian presented at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) - State of the State seminar. Here's what the Premier had to say. The NSW Government continues to focus on investing in the social infrastructure across NSW. This will continue to be a key priority for the … Continue reading The future looks brights for New South Wales

Commissioning government services – panacea or pitfall for Public Sector Leaders.

Recent state and federal reform agendas have focused heavily on identifying new and innovative ways of delivering services for taxpayers and users of government services - such as healthcare and social services - more efficiently and effectively whilst ensuring accountability remains squarely centered on those responsible for delivering services. According to a recent Deloitte report … Continue reading Commissioning government services – panacea or pitfall for Public Sector Leaders.

Bend or break – the winds of change facing business and public sector leaders

Who would have thought that within two short years we would be witnessing such profound social, political and economic change. One wonders what the next ten years holds for us? History is littered with examples of the rise and fall of civilisations. The recent backlash to globalisation has heralded the re-emergence of protectionist trade and … Continue reading Bend or break – the winds of change facing business and public sector leaders