Ahead of the game : blueprint for the reform of Australian government administration / Advisory group on reform of Australian government administration Moran, Terry, AO

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Moran, Terry, AO
Australian Public Service Commission.; Civil service - Australia.; Australia - Officials and employees.
"Why a strong Australian Public Service is important: The Australian Government touches the lives of all Australians. It sets policies, provides services and creates laws and regulations that affect citizens every day of their lives. Within Australian Government administration, the Australian Public Service (APS) is a core institution. Its 160,000 employees play an essential role in assisting government to carry out its responsibilities on behalf of the Australian people. The ability of the APS to help government tackle domestic and global challenges through the 21st century will significantly affect Australia's strength and prosperity. Since Federation, governments have periodically undertaken reviews to evaluate and improve the performance of the APS. The reviews help to ensure that the APS is equipped both to support the government as it responds to national policy challenges, and to meet the public sector's own organisational challenges. This review proposes changes to strengthen the APS to meet the tests of a new century and stay ahead of the game. In particular, it seeks to ensure that the APS is able to provide outcomes of the highest quality for the Australian public, through integrated citizen-centred services, effective regulatory frameworks, and high quality, forward looking advice to government. The Blueprint seeks to position the APS to address challenges such as an ageing and growing population, shifting global economic relationships, pressure on education and skills, Australia's vulnerability to environmental issues and national security. At the same time, the APS will only be strong if it addresses its own organisational challenges. They include rising citizen expectations of government, rapid technological change, tight fiscal pressures, increasing pressure to deliver in restricted timeframes and a tightening labour market that will place greater pressure on the APS to attract and retain the best employees..."--Executive summary.
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