Opinion

Governments need watchdogs and public service needs reform

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated July 2 2022 - 12:27am, first published July 1 2022 - 2:00am
Chair of the APS review David Thodey, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Pictures: Sitthixay Ditthavong and Elesa Kurtz

Professor Peter Coaldrake's review of a Queensland public administration which has been losing its way since the Fitzgerald reforms of 30 years ago should be compulsory reading for politicians, for public servants, particularly senior executives, and for citizens sick of the way that modern government has let accountability and integrity slip by the wayside.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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