• BETA’s guide to running randomised controlled trials

    Posted by Anna Doherty on Tuesday September 20th, 2016

    The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) has released an easy-to-use guide on developing and testing behavioural interventions using randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The guide draws on global expertise to present examples of well-defined outcomes and helpful questions for those looking to run an RCT in Government.

  • Latest results from the Behavioural Insights Team

    Posted by Alex King on Friday September 16th, 2016

    The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has just published their latest annual Update Report. The report highlights some of the results we have achieved in partnership with BIT, such as reducing the rate of no-shows for hospital appointments, getting injured teachers back to work faster and speeding up the payment of social housing rental arrears.

  • How can behavioural insights be used to increase workforce diversity?

    Posted by Kim Louw on Thursday August 4th, 2016

    Driving diversity in the NSW public sector is a key priority of the NSW Government. We have put together a short publication on some of the ways biases can affect decision making in the recruitment process and examples of evidence-based behavioural interventions that could prevent and overcome these biases.

  • Recruitment in DPC - potential BIU positions

    Posted by Shabnam Gill on Tuesday July 12th, 2016

    The Department of Premier and Cabinet is recruiting for a range of positions across the agency through a bulk recruitment process. While the BI Unit doesn’t have any positions vacant at the moment, we would like to fill current and future vacancies within the team using the talent pool created through this bulk recruitment round. 

  • We're hiring!

    Posted by Alex King on Tuesday June 7th, 2016

    We are looking to grow our team and are recruiting for a new ongoing senior staff member.

  • BETA is hiring

    Posted by Alex King on Friday April 8th, 2016

    The recently-launched Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) is currently hiring.

  • BehaviourWorks Australia: Lessons from the Field conference

    Posted by Dr Kim Louw & Simon Raadsma on Wednesday April 6th, 2016

    The BehaviourWorks Australia conference held in Melbourne on 18 March 2016 brought together a range of academics, consultants and policy makers to discuss advances in applying behavioural insights to social issues.


  • The new BI unit in DPC Victoria is hiring

    Posted by Alex King on Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

    In another sign that behavioural insights are gaining momentum across Australian governments, the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria is establishing a new Behavioural Insights Unit, and is currently hiring.

  • Fit Feb – we are the champions!

    Posted by Kim Louw on Monday March 21st, 2016

    We are pleased to announce Team Australia won the 2016 international Fit Feb competition!

  • Text messaging - why and when to use text messages to change behaviour

    Posted by Kim Louw on Friday February 26th, 2016

    Text messages have proven to be an important tool to nudge behaviour. However, it is not necessarily the best tool for every situation. So when should you text?