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

Abbott prepares for major shake-up of public service

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James Massola, Markus Mannheim The Prime Minister is planning sweeping changes to the highest ranks of the public service to make it more responsive to the Coalition government.

Australian Tax Office the biggest loser as public service staff cut in budget

Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy is poised for its greatest loss of staff since the early years of the Howard government.

Australian Tax Office the biggest loser as public service staff cut in budget

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Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy is poised for its greatest loss of staff since the early years of the Howard government.

Australian Tax Office the biggest loser as public service staff cut in budget

Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy is poised for its greatest loss of staff since the early years of the Howard government.

Suck it up, Canberra taxpayers, and keep pouring cash into Tony Shepherd's pet project

National Commission of Audit chair Tony Shepherd during a Senate hearing the day after the release of the National Commission of Audit Report, at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 2 May 2014.
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Markus Mannheim This week, the commission of audit's chairman, Tony Shepherd, swung a scythe at Canberra, advocating spending cuts that would savage this city

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Impartial public servants deserve their freedom of tweets

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Markus Mannheim The commonsense solution is, of course, to judge government employees by how they perform at work, not by what they say and do in their private lives.

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Program clash confuses Canberra

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Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell.

Abbott muscle flexing comes at a hefty cost

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Markus Mannheim One of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first acts - the dismissal of three department heads - will cost his government almost $2 million in payouts.

Has the Canberra public service grown by 20,000 under Labor?

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey

Peter Martin and Markus Mannheim Hockey and his Coalition colleagues say the Canberra public service has grown by 20,000 since they were last in government.

Greens targeted because of kangaroo cull

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Markus Mannheim Animal welfare activists are using the federal election to punish the ACT Greens for last month's kangaroo cull.

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Public service stress claims soar

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Markus Mannheim Cuts to public service budgets are fuelling bullying within the federal bureaucracy, a union says.

Coalition plans to bring back public service bonuses

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Markus Mannheim Senior bureaucrats would be paid bonuses under an Abbott government, ending Labor's efforts to wind back performance pay.

Abbott has bureaucrat bonus plan

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Markus Mannheim Senior bureaucrats will be paid bonuses under an Abbott government, ending Labor's efforts to wind back performance pay.

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Immigration's young talent drowning in a sea of finger-pointing

Andrew Metcalfe Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship appeared before Senate Estimates at Parliament House Canberra on 17 October 2011. Photo: Andrew Meares

Markus Mannheim When divvying out the loot of political office, the immigration portfolio is known widely as the ''shit sandwich''.

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Senior execs earn pay increase

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Markus Mannheim Many of us choose lower-paid jobs because we like the work. Others eschew a higher salary because they don't want the responsibility.

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The merit in measuring smiles

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Markus Mannheim ''Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence,'' Aristotle wrote.

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Cheers to the end of days

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Markus Mannheim How many times must words like ''urgent'' and ''catastrophic'' be thrown around before it's realised that people just don't care?

The art of giving feedback, and copping it

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Markus Mannheim The manager who waits too long to share his or her views with staff - especially as long as the next annual performance review - is not managing at all.

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All this talk of money muddies the school debate

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Markus Mannheim What a terrible shame the education debate ever came to this, where parents feel the need to justify choosing their children's school on the basis of government fiscal policy.

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