2022 Sam Richardson Award shortlist

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From making governments fit for the future to the struggle to improve regulation, this year’s 2022 Sam Richardson Award contenders bring new insights and in-depth analysis of public sector issues. 

The editors of the Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA) selected six papers they believe to have been the most influential in 2022. 

The AJPA is Australia’s leading journal covering public administration, public management, and public policy. 

These articles have made a significant contribution to knowledge of a field, and engaged a diverse readership including practitioners, researchers, teachers, and students.

Links to the articles are included below. 

  1. Did amalgamation make local government more fit for the future? Joseph Drew, Dana McQuestin, Brian Dollery 
  2. Analysing the types of evidence used by Australian federal parliamentary committees. Andrew Ray, Arabella Young, Will J. Grant 
  3. Accountability and integrity in private food safety regulation: Evidence from the Australian food sector. Carsten Daugbjerg 
  4. Best person or best mix? How public sector managers understand the merit principle. Meraiah Foley, Rae Cooper, Linda Colley and Sue Williamson 
  5. The ‘forever war’ on red tape and the struggle to improve regulation. Arie Freiberg, Monica Pfeffer, Jeroen van der Heijden 
  6. Organisations adapting to dual aspirations of individualisation and collaboration in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market. Michele Foster, Eloise Hummell, Karen Fisher, Samantha Borg, Catherine Needham and Alyssa Venning.