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Title With the benefit of hindsight : valedictory reflections from departmental secretaries, 2004-11 / edited by John Wanna, Sam Vincent, Andrew Podger.

Publication Info. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) program on government, politics and public management. ANZSOG monographs
Contents Introduction / Andrew Podger and John Wanna -- Yes, minister -- the privileged position of secretaries / Roger Beale -- My fortunate career and some parting remarks / Andrew Podger -- Performance management and the performance pay paradox / Allan Hawke -- Thirty-eight years toiling in the vineyard of public service / Ric Smith -- The last count -- the importance of official statistics to the democratic process / Dennis Trewin -- Balancing life at home and away in the Australian Public Service / Joanna Hewitt -- In the national interest / Peter Shergold -- Impressions, observations and lessons from a Canberra outsider / Robert Cornall -- An unlikely secretary -- a boy from the outer agencies / Mark Sullivan -- As if for a thousand years -- the challenges ahead for the APS / David Borthwick -- Reflections of an 'unabashed rationalist' / Peter Boxall -- Our custodial role for the quality of advisory relations at the centre of government / Patricia Scott -- A road less travelled -- reflecting on three professional pillars of support / Michael L'Estrange -- There's a telegram for you -- fashioning Australia's unique model of public administration / Ken Matthews -- The opportunities, challenges and policy responses for the Australian economy / Ken Henry -- The boss in the yellow suit -- leading service delivery reform / Lynelle Briggs -- The challenges for the public service in protecting Australia's democracy in the future / Terry Moran.
Summary "This collection brings together the valedictory speeches and essays from a departing group of secretaries (and one or two other equivalent agency heads) who left the Australian Public Service between 2004 and 2011"--Abstract.
Subject Civil service -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Australia -- Officials and employees -- Anecdotes.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
Civil service. (OCoLC)fst00862730
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Added Author Wanna, John.
Vincent, Sam.
Podger, A. S. (Andrew Stuart)
ISBN 9781921862748 (electronic bk.)
1921862742 (electronic bk.)
9781921862731 (print version)
1921862734 (print version)
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