Author: Tom Burton

Be part of The Mandarin team

The Mandarin is growing and we are looking for talented and energetic policy, engagement and communication professionals who want to improve the public sector. Bring your ideas and passion on how to make the public sector better and make them happen as part of our fast moving team. Read More

Tom Burton: Canberra creates a brave new data world

It is hard to overstate the importance of the federal government’s decision to create a consumer right over the data created about them. The Mandarin's publisher Tom Burton pulls apart where digital government is going and what it will take to get there. Read More

How can agencies promote ‘information confidence’?

It’s widely accepted that better decisions and evaluations in government are underpinned by evidence that harnesses multiple sources of data and information. The challenge public sector leaders now face is how to share and reuse government information assets for public value, and still maintain public trust. Read More

Exploring social mobility as a driver of inclusive growth

Governments across the globe and in Australia spend billions every year on social measures and programs where the linkages and outcomes can be hard to see. Social mobility offers both a clarifying lens and a map to what works — and what doesn’t — to promote inclusive growth. Read More