Professor Andrew Podger is an Honorary Professor of Public Policy in the Research School of Social Sciences, with expertise in public administration, the public service, and social policy (including retirement incomes).

Professor Podgers has been with ANU since 2005. He was previously a career public servant, including Public Service Commissioner (2002-2004), Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care (1996-2002), and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Regional Development (1994-1996).

Fields of expertise



Can Australia respect China’s governance without compromising our own values?

China has experienced perhaps the greatest economic transition the world has seen—from a poor, closed command economy to…

8 September 2023


Major changes to superannuation tax concessions are not warranted

Superannuation tax concessions are not costing more than $40 billion a year, and will not exceed the cost…

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