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An end to partisan warfare?
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Opinion

An end to partisan warfare?

Conservatives and progressives have contributed to making the bureaucracy's leadership a political battleground.

  • by Richard Mulgan

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John Lloyd's last words
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Opinion

John Lloyd's last words

The controversial Public Service Commissioner's final hour was his finest.

  • by Markus Mannheim
John Lloyd's industrial relations legacy
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Opinion

John Lloyd's industrial relations legacy

The departing Public Service Commissioner leaves behind a workplace more like the private sector than it was.

  • by John Wilson
Not all successful markets are free
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Opinion

Not all successful markets are free

Forty years ago, China began the reforms that saw it rise to the top of the global order, against almost all predictions. How did this communist state do it?

  • by Geoff Raby
How to catch a regulator
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Opinion

How to catch a regulator

In government in general, secrecy encourages misconduct while transparency encourages ethical behaviour.

  • by Stephen Bartos
'Of course they say there are no competition issues. They always do'
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Opinion

'Of course they say there are no competition issues. They always do'

Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.

  • by Julian Thomas
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Where are history's great political partnerships?
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Opinion

Where are history's great political partnerships?

Haughty, aloof, ambitious, selfish, suspicious: why can't our leaders work in teams?

  • by Mark Thomas
Stop rushing. Listen to yourself
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Opinion

Stop rushing. Listen to yourself

We fool ourselves into thinking we're efficient, when we're merely fast.

  • by Jacqueline Jago
Should national security be a deal-breaker?
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Opinion

Should national security be a deal-breaker?

Domestic politics and protectionism still meddle with Australia's approach to foreign investments.

  • by Stephen Kirchner & Jared Mondschein
An effective review is a long criticism, not an untested 'innovation'
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Opinion

An effective review is a long criticism, not an untested 'innovation'

Why are government agencies silent on their future? And why is PM&C writing its review of itself?

  • by Paddy Gourley
A reading from the book of Saint Mike
Michael Pezzullo

A reading from the book of Saint Mike

Department of Home Affairs chief Mike Pezzullo sent this sermon to his senior executives last month. Enjoy.

  • by Mike Pezzullo