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False economies, including Good, better, best | LANDMARK REPORT | June 2014

False economies: unpacking public service efficiency In the wake of the National Commission of Audit and a bleak Federal Budget for public services, CPD releases the compiled and updated False economies series, including the...

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False economies, Part 3: Bang for our bucks | LANDMARK REPORT | November 2013

Cheap at half the price?  CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector is efficient. Investigation of Australian public sector in terms of results...

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Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity | OCCASIONAL PAPER | August 2013

Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity A new report by Centre for Policy Development (CPD) public service research director Christopher Stone and industrial relations policy expert Kathy MacDermott finds...

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Transport Development & Solutions Alliance | Brisbane, 25-26 July

TDSA’s biennial conference: NFPs – Survive or Perish What’s Driving Your Future? The not-for profit (NFP) sector is a major part of a healthy society along with the public and private sectors. TDSA’s focus on...

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Northside Forum | Sydney, 6 July

WASH, RINSE, SPIN! Key political issues of the day without the spin…  Election 2013 – hung out to dry? Sydney discussion addressing key factors in election 2013 features CPD fellow Eva Cox and CPD research director...

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Institute of Public Administration Australia | Melbourne, 25-26 June

IPAA Victoria State Summit: ‘The business of public administration & implementing change’ WHEN 25–26 June 2013 WHERE Melbourne Park Function Centre, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne  Victoria   3000 CONTACT/TICKETS The business of public administration...

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False economies, Part 2: Doing less with less | LANDMARK REPORT | May 2013

Why some cuts hurt more than others In Doing less with less, CPD public service Research Director Christopher Stone contends that sometimes cutting can cost more than it saves. Shifting responsibility to the private sector is not a...

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False economies, Part 1: Decoding efficiency | LANDMARK REPORT | February 2013

Translating the jargon on public sector efficiency CPD’s public service Research Director Christopher Stone contends that if we don’t want services to run down, we need to consider results as well as resources when...

Serco: A case study in outsourcing community service delivery

Why Serco? Six years ago Serco was described as “probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of”[1] and this is still the case for many people. It’s a multinational corporation that specialises in providing...