Government agencies around Australia are standing up to support the campaign to end violence against women today for White Ribbon Day.
ALL THINGS P: The federal government wants to know which open data would be most useful to business, researc
We recently moved our readers to a new system. You may need to reset your password here to login.
Not a member ? Join here for free.
Forgot your password?
Home Features More, better with less: inside NZ’s silo-breaking reform
Text size :
TAGS New Zealand, public sector reform
New Zealand’s drive for “more and better” public services for less money put the focus on outcomes and empowered public servants to work together. The result is an increasingly joined-up government.
As New Zealand Prime Minister John Key settles in for a third term with an increased majority, his sweeping public service reforms are turning a collection of separate organisations into a cohesive system focused on clear outcomes.
Back in March 2012, Key made taxpayers a familiar-sounding promise: better public services and more bang for their collective billions at the same time. The government set 10 measurable performance targets for the public service to achieve while delivering efficiency dividends of 3-6%.
“Achieving these results will be difficult and demanding — in fact, for some of them, it will be extremely difficult,” the prime minister acknowledged, as he launched the Better Public Services initiative in a speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. “But,” he added, “I make no apology for my high expectations.”
Key was adamant it was a to-do list, not a wish list:
Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.
The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.
Stephen Easton is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's previously reported for Canberra CityNews and worked on industry titles for The Intermedia Group.
Read Related Content
Pingback: Obra de amor | Blog Humanum()