Master of Public Administration

Mick Shadwick B. Comm (Melb) M. Comm (ANU)Honorary Fellow



Mick Shadwick has extensive experience with the Australian Government, including in the Australian Treasury and the Department of Finance. With Treasury, he undertook public policy development, advising, implementation and analysis functions in the areas of taxation, microeconomics, foreign investment, fiscal and budgeting, balance of payments and international economics. His work in the Budget Group of Finance included the oversight of and policy advising on the financial management, budgeting and expenditure practices of the Department of Defence and the intelligence and security agencies in the context of the Commonwealth Budget.

Mick was Minister-Counsellor (Financial) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1998 to 2001. He was Chief Adviser to an Australian Government Minister; a Director in the National Competition Council; the Australian Treasury Representative in Japan at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo; and has also worked in the New Zealand Treasury.

In the private sector, Mick has extensive experience in course development and convening, capacity development, lecturing and teaching, including with the University of Canberra and the Australian National University, and with visiting officials from foreign finance ministries and treasuries

He has had extended appointments in East Timor and Indonesia working with government agencies in policy and process advisory and capacity building roles. His other countries of work experience include Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

He has an honours degree in economics from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree in commerce from the Australian National University. He has been appointed by AusAID to its “Aid Advisory Services Standing Offer” (Public Finance Management and Fiscal Decentralisation”) and to the Australian Civilian Corps.

Mick has published various material, including in the area of governance, gender budgeting and water reform and during his career has made a large number of presentations at Australian and international seminars and conferences covering such issues as public financial management, economic policy reform, contemporary economic developments and the Australian fiscal and economic environments. His current research interests focus on public financial management, including in the area of public expenditure control.


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