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How to Increase Voluntary Participation in Programs Using Behavioural Insights

11 July 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

We used behavioural insights to identify the best way to engage people who are at high-risk of reoffending to voluntarily join behaviour change or other support programs.

Behavioural Insights in NSW 2016

19 December 2016NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

The Behavioural Insights Unit’s latest report, Behavioural Insights in NSW 2016, is now available.

Behavioural Insights trials - one hit wonders or sustainable and scalable solutions?

21 April 2015NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Lessons in practical applications of BI from the health domain.

Media coverage of Behavioural Exchange 2014

19 September 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Read on for some of the media coverage from Behavioural Exchange 2014.

The Office of State Revenue’s Behavioural Insights Experience – Land Tax Legal Notice Trial

6 August 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

We started working with the Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) to increase the compliance effectiveness with respect to our fines, tax and debt recovery businesses. We conducted various trials to robustly understand the value of BI, one of which was for our land tax legal notices. Here are the details of the trial.

Sessions from BX2014 are now available for streaming

17 July 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

If you were unable to attend BX2014 or missed some sessions, you can now stream talks from the website.

Your feedback from Behavioural Exchange 2014

16 July 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

“A gathering of sharp minds with a focus on the what, how and why of behavioural insights. An unbelievable line-up of speakers.”

Understanding People, Better Outcomes: Behavioural Insights in NSW

4 June 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Understanding People, Better Outcomes is a reflection on the achievements of the Unit and our trial partners over the past 18 months, sharing the lessons we have learnt along the way.

The Mowat Centre: How Behavioural Insights Can Transform Internal Working Cultures

8 January 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

“We are already seeing some impressive results emerge from governments’ use of behavioural insights in public policy. In areas as diverse as organ donor registration and tax payments, simple changes in the way choices are presented to people have been shown to have a significant impact on the way they behave.

Dr Rory Gallagher: One Year On for Behavioural Insights in NSW

18 December 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

As we approach the end of 2013, it is a good opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved over the past year, and what lies ahead for the next 12 months. The headline message is that a there is a real sense of momentum growing behind the use of Behavioural Insights (BI) in the NSW public sector.

Transforming the Public Service Using Behavioural Insights

11 December 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

There has been a lot of research in to the way that BI can improve policies, service delivery and government interactions with customers; however, a recent report by the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto has looked at how BI can be turned inward – on the public service itself.

Event Review - ‘Behavioural Insights in NSW: One Year On’

25 November 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Event Review - ‘Behavioural Insights in NSW: One Year On’

Spreading the Word: Campaigns that Socialise Public Safety Messaging

11 November 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

In recent years, government has produced some innovative campaigns aimed at behaviour change, many of which have been especially successful at harnessing the power of social media.

My nudge tour of Australia - Professor Peter John

20 September 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

From 16 July to 16 August, I was a visitor at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. I am working with Professor Keith Dowding on a project on the policy agenda of the Australian government (as well as matters nudge, I work on public policy).

Behavioural Insights in Action August 2013 Event

20 August 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

‘Behavioural Insights in Action’ run in partnership with IPAA, saw over 100 participants attend from across the public sector, private sector and academia.

Master Class Feedback

12 August 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

The Behavioural Insights Team runs Master Classes for NSW public sector employees throughout the year. The aim of the Master Classes is to broaden the knowledge and understanding of behavioural insights within the NSW public sector and to demonstrate how it can be practically applied to public policy and service delivery.