The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) was established as a not-for-profit company in 2002 with the vision of creating a world-leading educational institution that teaches strategic management and high-level policy to public sector leaders. Formed by a consortium of governments, universities and business schools from Australia and New Zealand, the School is also home to a substantial research program that aims to deepen government, community and academic understanding of public administration, policy and management.

Led by Professor John Wanna, who is based at the ANU Research School of Social Sciences, the program’s agenda is built on innovative and cutting edge research in partnership with the public sector and academia to:

  • contribute to continued public sector reform;
  • support development and transmission of good practice in both policy and management;
  • inform debate on key issues in public administration; and
  • maintain the quality and relevance of ANZSOG’s teaching.

Improving Implementation »

Organisational Change and Project Management

Edited by: John Wanna
Thursday, 1 February, 2007

The business of government is necessarily diverse, changing and of considerable scale.


Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice »

Collected Articles from The Canberra Times

Authored by: Paul Malone
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006

The articles in this collection were first published in the Canberra Times between 14 November 2005 and 22 April 2006 in a slightly different format. In some cases two articles were published on the one secretary.


Managing Consultants »

A Practical Guide for Busy Public Sector Managers

Authored by: Leo Dobes
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006

Australian Political Lives »

Chronicling political careers and administrative histories

Edited by: Tracey Arklay, John Nethercote, John Wanna
Sunday, 1 October, 2006

This monograph brings together some of the best practitioners of the art and craft of political biography in Australia.


Performance Measurement, Reporting, Obstacles and Accountability »

Recent Trends and Future Directions

Authored by: Paul G. Thomas
Sunday, 1 October, 2006

This monograph identifies the ways that ‘politics’ enters into the creation of performance measurement systems, the selection of the official and unofficial aims of such systems, the selection of performance criteria and measures, the interpretati


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