Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim The federal government has offered the bureaucracy a slight reprieve from its austerity drive, funding an extra 1300 full-time jobs this financial year.
Peter Martin, Markus Mannheim EXPERTS have expressed deep scepticism about the pledge by the Finance Minister, Penny Wong, yesterday to take an extra half a billion dollars from the public service without touching jobs.
Ross Peake, Markus Mannheim Most federal bureaucrats will no longer fly business class on the eastern seaboard - if they travel to meetings at all - under further belt-tightening for the public service unveiled by the federal...
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy's economy drive is expected to create a massive redundancies bill this financial year, as workplaces are forced to farewell staff to cut their wage budgets.
Markus Mannheim, Edmund Tadros The federal opposition believes it can save taxpayers at least $50 million a year by reining in the bureaucracy's use of consultants.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy will shed almost 1500 staff in coming months, most based in Canberra, as it struggles to cope with pending budget cuts.
Markus Mannheim THE federal bureaucracy is poised to shed more than 1500 staff in coming months, most from Canberra, as it struggles to cope with spending cuts.
Edmund Tadros, Markus Mannheim The federal government has spent half a billion dollars a year on consultants since Labor won office 4½ years ago, an analysis of its contracts shows.
Markus Mannheim The Gillard government's austerity drive has hit the Prime Minister's own department, forcing it to retrench staff.
Markus Mannheim The federal government's economy drive may achieve most of its aims within six weeks, by which time many public service jobs will already be gone.