Stephen Mills

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I lecture at the Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney, on Public Sector Leadership. I served as speechwriter to Prime Minister Hon RJL Hawke (1986-91), and before that I was a journalist and editor for Fairfax newspapers 'The Age', 'Australian Financial Review' and 'Sydney Morning Herald'. I have more than 10 years experience in corporate affairs and issues management in the Australian financial services sector. I have a PhD from the University of Sydney (2013) and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (1985). My book The New Machine Men (1986) dealt with the first applications of public opinion polling and TV advertising in Australian elections.

Browse this site to find my earlier publications dealing with Australian election campaigns and political parties. I'm also interested in market research, campaign strategy, and public sector leadership.  I'd be happy to get your comments and feedback about anything on this site, by email at stephen.mills@sydney.edu.au

Stephen Mills