John Wanna

John Wanna

John Wanna is the ANZSOG Foundation Professor for the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration based at The Australian National University.

The author or editor of 15 books, including two national textbooks on policy and public management, John Wanna has produced a number of research-based studies on budgeting and financial management including: Budgetary Management and Control (1990); Managing Public Expenditure (2000), From Accounting to Accountability (2001), and most recently Controlling Public Expenditure (2003). He was a chief investigator in a major Australian Research Council funded study of the Future of Governance in Australia (1999-2001).

His research interests include Australian and comparative politics, public expenditure and budgeting, and government-business relations. He also writes on state politics and has been a regular state political commentator for the ABC, The Courier-Mail, The Australian, other media outlets and commercial TV.

John is also Professor of Public Policy at Griffith University and honorary Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.

Value for Money

Value for Money »

Budget and financial management reform in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia

Edited by: Andrew Podger, Tsai-tsu Su, John Wanna, Hon S. Chan, Meili Niu
ISBN (print): 9781760461799
ISBN (online): 9781760461805
Publication date: January 2018
Sharpening the Sword of State

Sharpening the Sword of State »

Building executive capacities in the public services of the Asia-Pacific

Edited by: Andrew Podger, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781760460723
ISBN (online): 9781760460730
Publication date: November 2016

Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure »

Performance and Productivity in Public Service

Edited by: John Wanna, Hsu-Ann Lee, Sophie Yates
ISBN (print): 9781925022667
ISBN (online): 9781925022674
Publication date: October 2015

A Dissident Liberal »

The Political Writings of Peter Baume

Authored by: Peter Baume
Edited by: John Wanna, Marija Taflaga
ISBN (print): 9781925022544
ISBN (online): 9781925022551
Publication date: September 2015

New Accountabilities, New Challenges »

Edited by: John Wanna, Evert A. Lindquist, Penelope Marshall
ISBN (print): 9781925022070
ISBN (online): 9781925022087
Publication date: April 2015

Abbott's Gambit »

The 2013 Australian Federal Election

Edited by: Carol Johnson, John Wanna, Hsu-Ann Lee
ISBN (print): 9781925022100
ISBN (online): 9781925022094
Publication date: January 2015

Future-Proofing the State »

Managing Risks, Responding to Crises and Building Resilience

Edited by: Jonathan Boston, John Wanna, Vic Lipski, Justin Pritchard
ISBN (print): 9781925021516
ISBN (online): 9781925021523
Publication date: May 2014

Putting Citizens First »

Engagement in Policy and Service Delivery for the 21st Century

Authored by: Evert A. Lindquist, Sam Vincent, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781922144331
ISBN (online): 9781922144348
Publication date: August 2013

With the Benefit of Hindsight »

Valedictory Reflections from Departmental Secretaries, 2004-11

Authored by: John Wanna, Sam Vincent, Andrew Podger
ISBN (print): 9781921862731
ISBN (online): 9781921862748
Publication date: April 2012

Julia 2010: The caretaker election »

Edited by: Marian Simms, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921862632
ISBN (online): 9781921862649
Publication date: February 2012

Delivering Policy Reform »

Anchoring Significant Reforms in Turbulent Times

Edited by: Evert A. Lindquist, Sam Vincent, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921862182
ISBN (online): 9781921862199
Publication date: April 2011

The Ayes Have It »

The history of the Queensland Parliament, 1957–1989

Authored by: John Wanna, Tracey Arklay
ISBN (print): 9781921666308
ISBN (online): 9781921666315
Publication date: July 2010

Critical Reflections on Australian Public Policy »

Selected Essays

Edited by: John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921536700
ISBN (online): 9781921536717
Publication date: May 2009

Collaborative Governance »

A new era of public policy in Australia?

Edited by: Janine O'Flynn, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921536403
ISBN (online): 9781921536410
Publication date: December 2008

A Passion for Policy »

Essays in Public Sector Reform

Edited by: John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921313349
ISBN (online): 9781921313356
Publication date: June 2007

Improving Implementation »

Organisational Change and Project Management

Edited by: John Wanna
ISBN (print): 9781921313011
ISBN (online): 9781921313028
Publication date: February 2007

Australian Political Lives »

Chronicling political careers and administrative histories

Edited by: Tracey Arklay, John Nethercote, John Wanna
ISBN (print): 1 920942 73 4
ISBN (online): 1 920942 74 2
Publication date: October 2006