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Sydney Morning Herald on false economies and the efficiency dividend | 2 January 2015

Gareth Hutchens discusses the efficiency of public service job cuts in Why this obsession with cutting public service jobs?, citing CPD’s False Economies report with approval: [It] will be a useful paper to revisit...

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The Drum | 2 October 2013

Reducing the public sector Will Abbott’s cuts be costly? The claim that 12,000 jobs in the public service would go under an Abbott government was widely debated during the election. Greg Jericho at ABC’s The...

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International public sector convention 2013 | Brisbane, 20–22 February

Innovation, Infrastructure, Inspiration 20–22 February 2013 | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland For more information visit www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ipsc CPD Research Director Christopher Stone will address this international conference on the topic of efficiency and the...

Public works need public sector skills – the lost lessons of the BER program | OCCASIONAL PAPER

Despite significant public attention over the last two years, the lessons of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program remain poorly understood. While there were major differences between BER outcomes in different states, most...

Markus Mannheim | The Age, 4 September 2012

Public Sector Informant: How big is our government? Markus Mannheim analysed comments in The Australian last week by the head of the Business Council of Australia, Tony Shepherd, with reference to findings from an earlier CPD...

Phillip Blond, Niki Vincent, Nicholas Gruen and James Whelan | TACSI, Adelaide, 14 August

In conversation: Big Society and Australia The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Level 1, 279 Flinders Street ADELAIDE, Tuesday 14 August, 5:30-7:30pm Register at Eventbrite – http://ozbigsociety.eventbrite.com.au/ CPD Fellow James Whelan, former public service Research Director and...

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...

Public Service Discussion | 6pm, 29 May, Melbourne

Following the release of our forthcoming ‘Big Society’ report in late May, we will host an informal networking event in Melbourne for subscribers who share our interest in the public sector and its role...

The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report | LANDMARK REPORT

The Centre for Policy Development releases The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report, as part of our Public Service program. DOWNLOAD the report The State of the Australian Public Service. The report’s key...

James Whelan | Public Opinion Pro Public Service

Public Servants: lazy bureaucratic fat cats or necessary to achieve “ambitious goals for a richer, fairer and greener Australia” (Kim Carr)? Recent CPD research has returned some surprising results regarding attitudes towards the public service...