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.

The journal is published digitally each quarter with over 5,000 institutions around the world licensed to access the publication. 

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  • Early view papers and virtual issues can be accessed using the portal, and searches can be undertaken of the complete back catalog
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The April 2024 issue includes articles written by authors drawn from leading universities and research institutions across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and more.  

Some of the research and evaluation highlights include:

  • A ‘fair go’ values framework by Cosmo Howard, Pandanus Petter and Juliet Pietsch
  • Innovating for the greater good: Examining innovation champions and what motivates them by Courtney Molloy, Sarah Bankins, Anton Kriz and Lisa Barnes
  • Deliberate disproportionate policy outcomes and regulating deforestation in Queensland, Australia by Henry Boer


The current editors are Dr Michael Di Francesco, Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University, Dr Azad Singh Bali, School of Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Social Sciences, the Australian National University, Associate Professor Paul Fawcett, the University of Melbourne, and Dr Kim Moloney, Assistant Professor within the College of Public Policy at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Doha Qatar, previously at Murdoch University

Dr Michael Di Francesco

Michael is Senior Lecturer in Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. His expertise is public administration, with a focus on public budgeting and financial management, performance evaluation, and rule frameworks in public organisations. He also has significant senior public service advisory experience in Australian central finance agencies and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Helen Dickinson

Dr Kim Moloney

Dr Kim Moloney is an Assistant Professor at the College of Public Policy at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha Qatar. Her research focuses on two areas: (1) the intersection of public administration with international organizations and transnational administration and (2) the intersection of public administration with small states and island-states.

Ms Maria Katsonis

Dr Azad Singh Bali

Azad Bali is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Australian National University, and holds a joint appointment at the School of Politics & International Relations, and the Crawford School of Public Policy . His expertise lies in comparative public policy with an emphasis on health policy in Asia.

Professor Janine O’Flynn FIPAA, FIPAA (VIC)

Associate Professor Paul Fawcett

Paul is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Political Science Discipline in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include metagovernance theory, network governance, depoliticisation and political participation.