We need to review the process of political appointments

By Andrew Podger
August 1 2022 - 7:30pm
The Albanese government has promised to revisit David Thodey's recommendations. Picture: Karleen Minney

The striking evidence of politicisation of public services in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, after the evidence about the Commonwealth, demonstrates that the problem is pervasive across Australian jurisdictions and is not restricted to one side of politics. Incidences of politicisation have occurred since federation, but the extent today suggests a widespread culture fostered by the professionalisation of politics and an associated disrespect of institutions.

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