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The Australia and New Zealand School of Government.



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MEDIA RELEASE Senator John Faulkner Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shadow Minister for Public Administration and Home

Affairs

THE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

Senator Faulkner, Shadow Minister for Public Administration and Home Affairs, briefed the Shadow Cabinet this week on the initiative to establish the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government is a collaborative initiative involving the governments of Australia and New Zealand, state governments and universities and business schools in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand. It will offer a Master’s degree in Public Administration, leadership development programs and specialist courses. Courses will be delivered in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Wellington in partnership with universities in those cities and are expected to commence next year.

The School aims to be a high-profile, specialized graduate school for government officials focussing on the needs of high potential government employees and public sector executives. It will be Australia’s first, and only, national school of government.

“The Australia and New Zealand School of Government is an initiative whose time has well and truly come. It has the potential to make a very significant contribution to the quality of public administration both here and in New Zealand,” Senator Faulkner said.

“Given the importance of this initiative, I thought it appropriate to brief Shadow Cabinet on it. Shadow Cabinet welcomed the establishment of the School and offered its strong support, congratulations and encouragement to all those involved.”

26 September 2002