The Mandarin is a venue for public sector leaders. Engaging with and sharing the work of the people building a better Australia. A thoughtful and respectful space for the discussion of policy, programs and public projects.

The Mandarin covers the profession that runs the country. For Australia’s 250,000 senior public sector leaders and managers, The Mandarin’s journalism is the clearing house for ideas, insights, interviews, profiles, policy initiatives, analysis of what’s working (and isn’t), management style, leadership techniques, career advice, international trends and best-of-kind case studies from governments everywhere. The Mandarin’s readers are the decision-makers in Australia’s bureaucracy – the people in charge of federal and state departments, government agencies and public institutions. This is the top echelon of the country’s public administration, the smart leaders and up-and-comers who implement the policies of our elected governments. The Mandarin looks at the world through their eyes, going beyond the daily political dramas and clichés to cover the country’s most important profession thoughtfully, prescriptively and analytically. The Mandarin’s business model is built chiefly around content partnerships. We work with our commercial partners to develop high-grade targeted content designed to inform, educate and enlighten selected audiences across all portfolio categories – the people who are responsible for expenditure decisions of more than $500 billion a year.