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How intelligence can reduce child poverty

The New Zealand government’s ambitious commitment to reduce child poverty by half over the next decade is challenging agencies to deeply consider new approaches to empowering front line workers, while dealing with the underlying drivers of poverty – especially housing, education and employment. Read More

Legislation as code — modelling in real time

Ever thought of turning legislation into machine-consumable ‘digital rules’ (also known as code) to support public service delivery? Once created, this code could be reused and integrated across domains for the benefit of government, businesses, individuals, and communities. Read More

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

Building trust in digital government

Public agencies need to understand they are custodians, not the owners, of data and information they collect from their customers and citizens, according to experts at a Mandarin information management seminar exploring the importance of information governance for the public sector, in a digital world. 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

Breaking the data silos: including Indigenous Australians in the data-driven world

It is only through sharing data and changing the culture around data usage that we can uncover new insights and put data to good use, says Professor Ian Anderson, Deputy Secretary for Indigenous Affairs at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Anderson tackles some of these issues and calls for a way forward in his address to Breaking the Data Silos. Read More