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Markus Mannheim

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

Public servants seek ethical advice about Twitter, Facebook posts

Markus Mannheim Public servants remain confused about what they can write on Facebook and Twitter, and regularly seek ethical advice.

Concerns over bureaucracy's army of middle managers

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Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy continued to grow more top-heavy last year, prompting a crackdown on the number of executives it employs.

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Public servants less likely to work from home

Markus Mannheim Public servants are far less likely to work from home than other workers, despite a government push to promote telecommuting.

In an emergency, scrap, slash and sell to save $20bn

Public service

Markus Mannheim A pro-market research group has proposed a radical fix for the federal budget that involves abolishing two government departments and ending a range of welfare and business payments.

Decade of hardship looms for public servants, Ian Watt warns

Tony Abbott and Dr Ian Watt, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister.

Markus Mannheim Australia's top bureaucrat has warned public servants to prepare for a decade of hardship.

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Public servants' pay bonuses are problematic, brief warns

Censored documents


Markus Mannheim The Public Service Commission has warned the government that its plan to pay bonuses to senior bureaucrats is problematic.

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Public servants get image makeover

A Day In The Life Of A Public Servant.

Markus Mannheim Public servants across Australia may be forgiven for feeling a little unloved in these austere times.

Election policy costings and the changes to come

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Markus Mannheim The Parliamentaay Budget Office's post-election report shows many of its costings of Coalition policies were of "low" or "medium" reliability only.

Public service still recruiting despite Tony Abbott's cutbacks

CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood.

Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy is recruiting and retrenching public servants in apparent defiance of the government's staffing policies.

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Air of secrecy as Treasury rules against releasing Hockey brief

Joe Hockey.

Markus Mannheim The public service appears to be growing more secretive under the Abbott government after the Treasury shielded its first brief for Joe Hockey from public scrutiny.

Program clash confuses Canberra

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

Get with the 'programme', public servants


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

Get with the 'programme', public servants

An example of the Coalition's use of

Markus Mannheim Public servants are confused about how to write the now highly politicised word 'program' (or is that 'programme'?).

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A cocktail of corruption? Networking 'is immoral'

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Markus Mannheim A Canberra ethicist says career networking is akin to bribery; an immoral attempt to gain an illegitimate advantage over others.

Questions over Abbott's sudden sackings

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

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High price of churn

The public service will begin to squeeze itself into a shape that fits Tony Abbott's new Administrative Arrangements Order.

Markus Mannheim Comment: Once again, the federal bureaucracy is poised to upend itself to suit a PM's whims.

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Public service may not be cut so deeply

CPSU members.

Markus Mannheim Comment: Should we pity public servants in the wake of the election?

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Public servants warned: watch what you say


Stephanie Anderson and Markus Mannheim Public servants have a ''special job'' and should be unsurprised if they are disciplined - even sacked - for criticising the government, an employment law specialist says.

Public servant loses fight over Twitter attack on government

Michaela Banerji

Markus Mannheim A court has paved the way for a public servant who criticised the government on Twitter to be sacked, even though she didn't reveal her name or her job to readers.

Labor planning to ditch 4000 jobs

Public service dinkus dink

Markus Mannheim Federal government workplaces are expected to cull more than 4000 jobs over the next 11 months.

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