The Australian journal of public administration

The Australian Journal of Public Administration is the journal of record on public administration, public management and public policy in Australia and has been in continuous publication since 1937.

The journal is published quarterly and over 5,000 institutions around the world have licenses to access the publication. Downloads of journal articles are highest in Australia, followed by the United States, United Kingdom and China.

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The December 2019 issue of the journal includes articles written by with authors drawn from leading universities and research institutions across Australia, Japan and the Nation of Brunei.

The issue includes many research and evaluations including:

  • ‘Why do “teeth” need “voice”? The case of anti-corruption agencies in three Australian states’ by Samuel Siebe Ankamah (Griffith University)
  • ‘What causes employees to whistle while they work? Factors affecting internal whistle-blowing in the Australian Public Service’ by Jeanette Taylor (University of Western Australia)
  • ‘Jobactive and young job seekers: Strengths, limitations, and suggested improvements to current practices’ by Katherine Moore (Queensland

It also includes the controversy ‘The Review of the APS: Is gender really on anyone’s agenda?’  by Linda Colley (Central Queensland University) and Sue Williamson (University of New South Wales, Canberra)


The current journal editors are a stellar all-female team led by Associate Professor Catherine Althaus FIPAA (VIC) as Editor-in-Chief. The other editors in the team are Professor Janine O’Flynn FIPAA, FIPAA (VIC), Professor Helen Dickinson FIPAA (VIC) and Ms Maria Katsonis FIPAA (VIC).

Associate Professor Catherine Althaus

Catherine is an Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne and Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Deputy Dean, Teaching and Learning. She has a passion for creatively serving the public interest both as a practitioner and academic. Her academic training is in economics and politics and public policy.

Professor Helen Dickinson

Professor Helen Dickinson

Helen is Professor of Public Service Research and Director of the Public Service Research Group at the School of Business, Univeristy of New South Wales, Canberra. Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, leadership, commissioning and priority setting and decision-making.

Professor Janine O’Flynn FIPAA, FIPAA (VIC)

Professor Janine O’Flynn

Janine is a Professor of Public Management at the University of Melbourne and ANZSOG. Her expertise is in public management with a particular focus on reform and relationships. This covers topics as diverse as the creation and evolution of public service markets to the design of performance management systems.

Ms Maria Katsonis

Ms Maria Katsonis

Maria is a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she teaches policy design and implementation at a post-graduate level. She has 20 years’ experience in the Victorian Public Service as a senior executive and has a deep understanding of public policy and public management.

Maria is also The Mandarin’s research editor, publishing regular exposition pieces in a Research Series that translate public administration academic research for a practititioner audience.