Markus Mannheim Google+

Markus Mannheim

Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.

ACT economy now the second-worst performing in Australia: CommSec

Markus Mannheim Uncertainty about jobs has shaken investors' confidence in Canberra.

Elective surgery queues shorten but Canberrans still wait longer than most

Queues of people waiting for surgery are expected to lengthen as the population becomes older and more reliant on hospital care.

Markus Mannheim The typical ACT patient waits about seven weeks for an elective operation.

Forensic search of Dunlop home after Gabriella Woutersz admits to murdering mother

Dunlop murder

Markus Mannheim Investigators continued a forensic search of the scene of an alleged murder at the weekend, after the victim's daughter confessed to the killing in court.

Public school enrolments grow but Canberra parents still prefer private high schools

School's in: Parents are still taking time to choose schools  for their children.

Markus Mannheim Government primary schools and colleges expand, but high school enrolments continue to fall.

Comments 14

Saudi Arabia diplomats rack up the most unpaid traffic fines

The Saudi Arabian flag flying outside the kingdom's embassy in Canberra.

Primrose Riordan, Markus Mannheim Middle Eastern nations and Russia amass most of the unpaid fines among the diplomatic community.

Comments 51

Drunk, rude, speeding diplomats maintain privacy

International flags fly in Canberra at sunset.

Markus Mannheim Police were so concerned by some foreign diplomats' conduct they asked DFAT to formally counsel the relevant ambassadors.

Comments 151

Canberra's public hospitals are Australia's most expensive

Patient in hospital bed.

Markus Mannheim An emergency patient admitted to an ACT ward costs more than twice as much to treat as patients in some states.

Comments 3

Overcrowding looms as ACT public schools reach capacity

Enrolments in the north are booming, while Tuggeranong is losing students.

Markus Mannheim Nearly a quarter of Canberra's government schools are expected to be overcrowded within three years, an internal government report suggests.

Comments 23

Enrolment fraud 'commonplace' in Canberra as parents vie for preferred schools

generic child

Markus Mannheim Some Canberra parents choose to lie about their address to enrol their children in their preferred public school.

Comments 29

Canberrans miss out on benefits of power competition

Power.

Markus Mannheim Competition between power companies is not helping Canberrans, many of whom believe they must buy from ActewAGL.

Comments 1

Education Directorate's strategy to relieve crowded public schools

ACT Education Minister Joy Burch.

Markus Mannheim The ACT Education Directorate says it monitors demand for its schools and ensures they are not overcrowded.

Canberra Centre's huge ads 'unlawful' but no one checked

Advertisements for beer and Canberra Centre stores on the outside of the building.

Markus Mannheim Canberra Centre's huge ads are 'unlawful', but no one ever checked.

Comments 33

'Scores-on-doors' hygiene ratings will ease eating-out fears: poll

Mortar and pestle

Markus Mannheim One in five Canberrans have avoided eating out because they feared the meal would be unsafe, a survey has found.

Comments 11

Mr Fluffy asbestos home owners fear backlash if properties are named

News. Fluffy Owners and Residents' Action group meeting at Namadgi School, Kambah. Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, and  Andrew Kefford, Co-ordinator General of the Asbestos Response Task Forcespeak at the meeting. July 6th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Markus Mannheim Most Canberra home owners whose properties may contain deadly asbestos fibres want the ACT government to prevent the public from knowing which houses pose a risk, the Chief Minister says.

Threat to sell 100-plus Canberra properties for land tax debts

For sale.

Markus Mannheim The ACT government could repossess more than 100 investment properties whose landlords have fallen into tax debt.

Comments 10

ACT Budget 2014: Public service spared cuts, but overhaul looms

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, watches on as ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr, speaks at the ACT Budget press conference.

Markus Mannheim The ACT government has used its budget as a bulwark against federal spending cuts, and has pledged to maintain its staffing levels over the coming year.

Finance Department secretary David Tune resigns

Finance Department secretary David Tune with his minister, Mathias Cormann.

Markus Mannheim The head of the federal Finance Department has shocked staff, telling them he will step down within a month.

Pianist Alexander Boyd shows his family's artistic touch at sellout National Gallery concert

Alexander Boyd, the grandson of artist Arthur Boyd, and Deborah Hart, curator of the Arthur Boyd exhibiton, at the National Gallery of Australia.

Markus Mannheim Concert pianist Alexander Boyd played to a sellout Canberra audience - in the venue which is preparing an exhibition of his grandfather's works.

Canberra's tax chief names and shames 56 properties owned by tax-dodging landlords

PIC by JIM RICE..27.03.09..Generic.


Pic shows....lease , vacancies , rental , property , business , buildings , retail , economy, rent, lease, keys, paperwork, paper, agreement, tenancy, generic        25055750

Markus Mannheim The ACT's tax chief says his controversial decision to "name and shame" the properties of tax-dodging landlords is working.

Comments 7

Mint's plan to become one of ACT's biggest solar farms

News.- 1st January 2014. First coin at the Royal Australian mint. Some of the hundreds of people ready to enter the mint on the first morning of 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney .

Markus Mannheim The Royal Australia Mint may soon double as one of Canberra's largest solar-power arrays.