Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis, Adrian Kay, Janine O'Flynn and Anne Tiernan

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 38/46 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Recently Published Articles

  1. Developing Management Practices to Support Joined-Up Governance

    Gemma Carey and Patrick Harris

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12169

    Joined-up working is proving to be a major management challenge. In this paper, we bring a number of concepts to bear on the management of joined-up and cross-boundary working in public management of complex social issues.

  2. Providing an Integrated Response to Family Violence: Governance Attributes of Local Networks in Victoria

    Stuart Ross, Lucy Healey, Kristin Diemer and Cathy Humphreys

    Article first published online: 10 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12162

    This research reports on the experiences of integrated family violence committees established in Victoria, Australia, and the features of their governance associated with effective committee functioning. A survey of committee members found that the main challenge for effective service integration was establishing and maintaining effective partnerships between collaborating organisations.

  3. See No Evil, Hear No Evil? Assessing Corruption Risk Perceptions and Strategies of Victorian Public Bodies

    Zeger van der Wal, Adam Graycar and Kym Kelly

    Article first published online: 25 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12163

    In seeking out what works best for agencies to manage their own integrity two approaches are commonly debated, a “values” based approach on the one hand, and a “compliance” approach. Building on research data three elements which blend values and compliance are described: effective, committed and responsible agency leadership (Tone at the Top); specific corruption prevention strategies; and comprehensive and targeted training programs.

  4. Slow Change at the Top: ‘Old Hands’ and ‘Accidental Executives’ in New South Wales Local Government

    Theresa Smith-Ruig, Bligh Grant and Alison Sheridan

    Article first published online: 23 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12160

    This article examines the career paths of General Managers in local government. It documents the genedered environment of the sector and the ‘accidental’ nature of leadership in the sector, suggesting that local government ought to be promoted as a career of choice, particularly for women.

  5. Perpetuating the Military Myth – Why the Psychology of the 2014 Australian Defence Pay Deal Is Irrelevant (pages 359–363)

    Peter Balint and Ned Dobos

    Article first published online: 16 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12161

    The ‘military myth’ has soldiers serving for institutional and not occupational reasons in a relational rather than transactional psychological contract. In this article we respond to Williamson et. al.'s (2015) commentary on the 2014 Australian Defence Pay Deal which seems to have bought into this myth and we argue that their conclusion that operational effectiveness will be compromised is unfounded.