Unit 1: Managing Up: the Framework of Public Sector Management

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UNIT 1: MANAGING UP: THE FRAMEWORK OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT

|MINOR ASSIGNMENT – READING REPORT TEMPLATE |

Participants – use this template for your reading report. Delete the prompters from the template headings (the parts in brackets) before you submit. Also, insert your details in the header of your reading report.

|Participant’s name: | | |Position, section, organisation: | |

Reading

|Wanna, J 2007, “Improving federalism: drivers of change, repair options and reform scenarios”, Australian Journal of Public | |Administration, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 275 – 279. |

Purpose

|In this article Wanna is reporting on the deliberations and outcomes of the policy roundtable on federalism held in May 2007. | |Wanna informs the reader by focusing on the issues, challenges and practical options on how to make federalism work better by | |focusing on Commonwealth-state relations and delineating the factors that shape Australian federalism. |

Argument/Finding

|The Wanna article reports on the “Policy Roundtable on Federalism” attended by Commonwealth, and state public servants. Wanna | |begins by reporting on the debate of pragmatism versus principles. Wanna identities two primary issues (a) federalism is | |fundamentally about the dilemma of containing government while assisting governments to prevail and (b) should Australia remain a | |federal nation or move to a more unitary structure. | |...
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