Three Crooked Kingsis the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner.
The First 90 Days in Government is the indispensable guide for anyone seeking to lead and succeed in the public sector. This concise, practical book provides a roadmap that will help new government leaders at all levels accelerate their transitions by overcoming nine transition challenges, ranging from clarifying expectations to defining goals to building a team to managing personal stress.
This book presents an overview of the structure and functions of Australia's governments, and explains how voting systems work. The book also explores a broad range of proposed federal electoral reforms. How can politics in this country be improved?
As an introduction to the principles of political science the text provides an analysis of key issues in the Australian political system in a clear and concise manner. This new eighth edition builds on the strengths of the previous books while making the material even more accessible and appealing.
In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in practice.
Strategic Management for the Public Sector draws on experience and research from a range of countries and provides a theoretical understanding of strategic management that is grounded in the public sector.
In Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, Gary Bandy employs a clear and concise narrative to introduce the core concepts of accounting and financial management in the public sector and how to deliver services that represent value for money.
Project Procurement Management: A Guide to Structured Procurements focuses, through a practitioner's eyes, on the Project Management Institute's Project Procurement Management knowledge area. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge is used as a basis to describe key elements of structured procurements, including procurement planning, competitive bidding, negotiations, legal considerations of procurement, contract management and administration, dispute resolution, and procurement ethics.
Comprehensive and optimistic, this examination describes current Indigenous affairs policy in Australia, concentrating on the period following the end of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 2004. It provides a unique overview of the trajectory of current policy, advancing a new consolidated approach to Indigenous policy that moves beyond the debate over self-determination and assimilation.
This book explores the legal meaning of the radical new laws which have transformed the social security system in the last decade.It analyses legislation and case law and lays out the legal principles and concepts, which underpin the sweeping reforms, culminating in the 'welfare reform' package announced in the 2005 Budget. It also explores the policy foundations of these reforms and key administrative changes, such as the creation of a privatised 'job network' and of Centrelink as a 'payment agency' .This book also explores the tension between traditional 'protective' functions of social security and the contemporary focus on 'activation', reciprocity and 'capacity-building', and the extent to which social changes have altered the form of Australian welfare. It reviews the history and transformation of the welfare state, the ideas about the nature of poverty and need, and the policy choices to be made.Detailed case studies are made of the law and policy affecting key groups such as the unemployed, people with illness or disability, and sole parents, as well as the administration and review rights of welfare recipients, and the workings of income and means tests.
the Australian Policy Handbook outlines the processes used in making public policy. They systematically explain the relationships among political decision-makers, public service advisers, other community participants, and those charged with implementing the resulting programs.
How can we raise the standard of living of the world's poor and maintain high levels of social health and well-being in the developed world, while simultaneously reducing the environmental damage wrought by human activity? The social dimension of sustainability is becoming recognized as a necessary if not sufficient condition for attaining economic and environmental sustainability.
There is a lucrative government market for supply of goods and services that is accessible only through the process of tendering for that supply. Preparing a plausible - and ultimately winning - tender bid requires special expertise that does not exist organically in most organisations.
A favorable reputation is an asset of importance that no public sector entity can afford to neglect. this book deepens our understanding of reputation management efforts at various levels of government.