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Developing Government Policy Capability by Dr. Chivonne Algeo, Dr. Vanessa McDermott, Henry Linger, Dr. James Connor, Dr. Jill Owen

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The Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 Case Study

In this book, we explore how project management is used by government for policy work. Our position is that policy work is multifaceted and inherently complex—a “wicked” problem. Consequently, policy work presents challenges for public service in terms of the capability to manage and deliver policy. But it also highlights gaps in project management practice in the context of policy work within public service.

In this chapter, we examine the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 (TPP) as a case study of policy work. The TPP is a useful case study because it highlights the evolutionary nature of policy development and implementation, providing a longitudinal and historical dimension. Situating ...

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