Public management 1996: once more unto the breach


Prasser, Scott. 1997. "Public management 1996: once more unto the breach." Australian Journal of Public Administration. 56 (1), pp. 110-118.
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Public management 1996: once more unto the breach

ERA Journal ID18732
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorPrasser, Scott
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Journal Citation56 (1), pp. 110-118
Number of Pages9
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
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Reviewing public administration in Australia was
once akin to watching glaciers - you knew there was movement and something was happening beneath the surface, but detection required patient observation over a long period of time. This is no longer the case. Since the 1980s,
administrative change, too easily labelled 'reform' by its proponents and apologists, has become the order of the day. Governments, state and federal, of all political persuasions are involved. Even local government, once the backwater of public administration, has been touched. Instigating administrative change is something that 'good'
governments (and public sector managers) are supposed to do.

Keywordschange management; government reform; public service reform; Australian politics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440801. Australian government and politics
430302. Australian history
440708. Public administration
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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