Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration
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About this publication
The Blueprint outlines a comprehensive reform agenda to ensure the APS can meet today’s challenges of unprecedented complexity and scale. It identifies four broad areas where performance can be improved.
Nine interdependent reforms, supported by twenty-eight specific recommendations, provide a comprehensive strategy to deliver these outcomes.
Once enacted the recommendations will strengthen strategic direction and citizen engagement across the APS; while equipping the staff and leaders of the APS to perform at their best.
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- Staying Ahead of the Game: What does the Blueprint mean? - PDF 822KB | RTF 175KB
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The Blueprint - PDF by Chapter
- Cover and Executive Summary - PDF 324KB
- Part 1 - What is the Australian Government Administration? - PDF 231KB
- Part 2 - Why is a strong APS important? - PDF 204KB
- Part 3 - How is the APS Performing? - PDF 363KB
- Part 4 - Blue print for Reform - PDF 680KB
- Part 5 - Conclusion, Glossary and Appendices - PDF 324KB
The Blueprint - HTML Version
- Secretariat Taskforce to the Advisory Group
- Executive Summary
- Part 1 – What is Australian Government Administration?
- Part 2 – Why is a Strong APS Important?
- Part 3 – How is the APS Performing?
- Part 4 – The Blueprint
- Reform 1: Delivering better services for citizens
- Reform 2: Creating more open government
- Reform 3: Enhancing policy capability
- Reform 4: Reinvigorating strategic leadership
- Reform 5: Introducing a new APSC to drive change and provide strategic planning
- Reform 6: Clarifying and aligning employment conditions
- Reform 7: Strengthening the workforce
- Reform 8: Ensuring agency agility, capability and effectiveness
- Reform 9: Improving agency efficiency
- Part 5 – Conclusion
- Appendix 1 – Internal Reference Group Members
- Appendix 2 – Recruitment Myths
- Appendix 3 – Implementation
- Appendix 4 – Overview of reforms
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