Finding the right balance in public sector workplace reform

There is little doubt that the Australian public sector is facing some major headwinds at the moment. State governments in NSW, VIC, and QLD are all embarking on major reform agendas across their education, health, and transport portfolios. In each case, the federal government has managed to manoeuvre itself into a position to set the … Continue reading Finding the right balance in public sector workplace reform

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Planning innovation

The business of running government is always complicated, with multiple stakeholders to satisfy, conflicting priorities, and intense scrutiny of spending. Make any innovation in service delivery, and you can be sure lobby groups will pressure opposition hopefuls into promises to neuter the changes. Tackling these problems within government agencies requires a serious effort of leadership, … Continue reading Planning innovation