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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim, Sally Pryor A former head of one of Canberra's cultural institutions has a simple idea to spare them from the government's razor gang.
Markus Mannheim, David Barbeler, Ben Westcott and Lucy Carroll The federal government's cuts to sports spending will be felt almost entirely in Canberra, even though the Australian Institute of Sport was spared from a severe pruning.
Markus Mannheim Australia's information watchdog will be gutted over the next six months, as the government switches its policy emphasis from openness to privacy.
Markus Mannheim The federal budget appears to have a gaping hole: it has failed to set aside enough funds for what is likely to be a record public sector redundancy bill.
Markus Mannheim The top officers affected by the proposal recently received their largest-ever pay rise.
Markus Mannheim Only one in eight supervisors employed in the public service are busy enough, the National Commission of Audit suggests.
Noel Towell, Sarah Whyte and Markus Mannheim The federal government does not own the bodies, souls or speech of its public servants, Human Rights Commission head says.
Markus Mannheim Prime Minister Tony Abbott's department has taken the bizarre step of declaring that its advice on how staff should use Facebook and Twitter is a secret, even though it has been reported across the...
Markus Mannheim Is it ethical, or even lawful, for a public servant to pay someone else to write a job application?
Markus Mannheim The Public Service Minister tells the Informant about his approach to the bureaucracy's upcoming wage negotiations.
Markus Mannheim A massive alleged embezzlement scandal has been uncovered at a small government agency that looks after the funds of the most vulnerable Canberrans.
Markus Mannheim It's impossible to assess the government's wage modelling without seeing it in full, but there are a few obvious flaws.
Markus Mannheim The government's razor gangs have middle managers firmly in sight as the public service continues to shed jobs.
Markus Mannheim Bureaucrats can no longer read the job applications of rivals who beat them to a promotion, the information watchdog has ruled.
Markus Mannheim Canberra scientists fear they will soon be squashed into tiny, noisy workspaces that make it too hard for them to do their research.
Markus Mannheim Public service recruits quickly discover that the TLA, or three-letter-acronym, conquers all in Canberra.
Markus Mannheim, Michael Inman Australian spies illegally coerced a man into speaking with them and failed to inform him of his rights, a tribunal says.
Markus Mannheim and Michael Inman Australian spies illegally coerced a man into speaking with them and failed to inform him of his rights, a tribunal says.
Markus Mannheim Staff in the departments of communications, social services and industry were more likely to lose their jobs in recent months.
Markus Mannheim Government agency tells three women - one blind, one pregnant and one who was injured at work - they are likely to lose their jobs.