Select Publications

Book Chapters

Olney S, 2020, 'Serving the Public, But Not Public Servants?', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 19,

Olney S; Gallet W, 2018, 'Markets, Mutual Obligation and Marginalisation: The Evolution of Employment Services in Australia', in Wrong Way How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired, Black Incorporated, pp. 131 - 146

Edited Books

Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar,

Journal articles

Olney S; Dickinson H, 2019, 'Australia's New National Disability Insurance Scheme: Implications for Policy and Practice', Policy Design and Practice, vol. 2, pp. 275 - 290,

Gardner K; Olney S; Dickinson H, 2018, 'Getting smarter with data: Understanding tensions in the use of data in assurance and improvement-oriented performance management systems to improve their implementation', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 16, pp. 125,

Carey G; Malbon E; Olney S; Reeders D, 2018, 'The Personalisation Agenda: The case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme', International Review of Sociology, vol. 28, pp. 20 - 34,

Olney SJ, 2017, 'Should Love Conquer Evidence in Policy-Making? Challenges in Implementing Random Drug-Testing of Welfare Recipients in Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 114 - 119,

Carey G; Dickinson H; Olney S, 2017, 'What can feminist theory offer policy implementation challenges?', Evidence and Policy: a journal of research, debate and practice,


Gardner K; Olney S; Craven L; Blackman D, 2020, How can systems thinking enhance stewardship of public services?

Blackman D; Dickinson H; Gardner K; Buick F; Johnson S; Olney S, 2018, Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service. Public Service Research Group, School of Business, UNSW Canberra

Warr D; Dickinson H; Olney S; Hargrave J; Karanikolas A; Kasidis V; Katsikis G; Ozge J; Peters D; Wheeler J; Wilcox M, 2017, Choice, control and the NDIS: Service users' perspectives on having choice and control in the new National Disability Insurance Scheme, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Theses / Dissertations

Olney S, 2016, False economy: New Public Management and the welfare-to-work market in Australia,

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