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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
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.
Markus Mannheim Each asylum seeker who tries to reach Australia on a boat could cost taxpayers almost half a million dollars, the latest budget data suggests.
Markus Mannheim A PNG politician says asylum seekers detained on Manus Island have appeared in a pornographic film with local girls.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy's use of Twitter is growing rapidly, but analysts say the government should do less "talking at" and more "talking with".
Markus Mannheim The latest budget papers suggest the government could shed more than 17,000 jobs in three years.
Markus Mannheim, Michael Inman A dispute between two companies that train public servants has revealed the lucrative market value of top-secret security clearances.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy must learn to deal effectively with unmotivated and incompetent staff, a series of reviews has found.
Markus Mannheim Public servants remain confused about what they can write on Facebook and Twitter, and regularly seek ethical advice.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy continued to grow more top-heavy last year, prompting a crackdown on the number of executives it employs.
Markus Mannheim Public servants are far less likely to work from home than other workers, despite a government push to promote telecommuting.
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.
Markus Mannheim Australia's top bureaucrat has warned public servants to prepare for a decade of hardship.
Markus Mannheim The Public Service Commission has warned the government that its plan to pay bonuses to senior bureaucrats is problematic.