Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim The public servants' professional association has damned 10 high-profile federal policies as failures, including the national broadband network and the school building scheme.
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 Our dapper Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, receives free suits from a Sydney tailor, Max Liondos. He also gets lycra bodysuits from Cycling Australia and is paid a trickle of book royalties by...
Markus Mannheim THE Infrastructure Minister, Anthony Albanese, approved more than $31 million in grants for his own electorate or against his department's advice, in breach of government policy.
Edmund Tadros, Markus Mannheim THE federal government has spent $500 million a year on consultants since Labor won office 4½ years ago, an analysis of contracts shows.
Markus Mannheim I don't know retired major-general John Cantwell; I've neither met him nor heard any notable anecdotes about him, other than that he enjoys motorbikes and plonk.
Markus Mannheim Mankind's compulsion to whinge, and to believe the grass is greener elsewhere, is wonderful for journalists. It's the endless spring from which so many stories flow.
Markus Mannheim Australian raconteur Clive James once wrote about ''the perfectly bad sentence''. He'd spotted it in Britain's Sunday Telegraph in 2001 and put it aside for several years until, in his words, he was...