Here is a collection of articles that have appeared recently in media or trade press sites. These are organised by the theme that they deal with.
The four things you need to know about commissioning The Mandarin, 13th March 2015
Commissioning public services: the definition – and aims – matter. The Mandarin, 22nd January 2015
What skills does a ‘smaller’ government need? The Conversation, 15th May 2014
A privatisation message for the Commission of Audit. The Conversation 13th January, 2014
A webinar hosted by HSRAANZ exploring the first year of PHNs and commissioning, recorded in June 2016 can be found here
21st Century Public Servant
21st century public service: changing education and recruitment. The Mandarin, 13th January 2015.
21st century public service: shared vision needed for ‘softer’ skills. The Mandarin, 17th December, 2014.
The 21st century public service: are we ready for the change needed? The Mandarin, 8th December, 2014
Creating the 21st century public servant: emerging from identity crisis. The Mandarin 14th July,2014
The 21st-century public servant needs new skills. Guardian Society, 1st May 2013
The making of the 21st century public servant. Guardian Professional, 22nd November 2012.
What are NDIS scheme actuaries measuring and what are they missing? Power to Persuade, 31st July 2018
Dickinson, H (2018) Explainer: how much does the NDIS cost and where does this money come from? The Conversation, 8th May 2018.
Taking the pulse of the NDIS. The Policy Shop, Episode 35, 6th December 2017.
How is the NDIS faring so far?, Nightlife, 17th October 2017
Choice and control: the challenge of growing the NDIS, Life Matters, 5th July 2017.
Short video on NDIS research presentation at Victorian Parliamentary Library
The NDIS costs are on track, but that doesn’t mean all participants are getting the support they need. The Conversation, 15th June.
Can the NDIS deliver? Pursuit, 23rd May 2017.
Budget 2017 sees Medicare rebate freeze slowly lifted and more funding for NDIS: experts respond. The Conversation, 9th May 2017.
Call for more sector input to NDIS as problems abound. The Wire, 5th May 2017
NDIS hiccups are expected, as with any large-scale reform. The Conversation, 18th April 2017.
Will the NDIS and individualisation of disability services enhance human rights? Right Now, 22nd February, 2016
More choice for the disabled. Counterpoint, 30th November, 2015
Is Australia ready to give people with disabilities real choice and control over services? The Conversation, 24th November, 2015
Can individualising care services help renew democracy? DemocracyRenewal, 6th September, 2015
Female doctors in Australia are hitting glass ceilings – why? The Conversation, 6th January, 2016
This radio interview based on the above piece was hosted by 2ser
How your doctor’s job satisfaction affects the care you receive, The Conversation, 15th August
Research – nothing about us without us. Health Voices, 14th May 2018. Available from
Budget 2018 boosts aged care, rural health and medical research: health experts respond. The Conversation, 9th May 2018.
Why the Jacquie Lambie Network’s Tasmanian health plan doesn’t add up. The Conversation, 13th February 2018.
Withdrawing funding for hospitals’ mistakes probably won’t lead to better patient care The Conversation, 29th November 2017
I also did an interview with 2SER based on the above piece and the podcast can be found here
What do the liberal and labor election health policies mean for you? The Conversation, 24th June, 2016
Election factCheck: Has the Coalition cut bulk-billing for pathology and scans to make people pay more? The Conversation, 28th June, 2016
Replacing pharmacists isn’t the answer to better productivity. The Conversation, 25th October, 2017.
Where should we use robots in care services? The Mandarin, 20th November, 2017.
What does the future of care look like? Power to Persuade, 6th August 2018
How can we think about stewardship? The Mandarin, 30th November, 2017.
Don’t underestimate the power of representation Wiley Society Podcast, 8th March, 2018.