Public Sector Informant: Defence Department struggles to count its personnel

Markus Mannheim
Updated May 9 2019 - 10:45pm, first published May 7 2019 - 12:00am

Just over two years ago, Defence Department secretary Dennis Richardson was raging over the organisation's inability to count the number of people who worked for it. It wasn't so much the public servants, it was all the others: contractors, consultants, industry partners and so on.

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Markus Mannheim

Markus Mannheim

journalist & editor

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

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