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Greens call for National Institutions Council to end funding fight

Greens call for National Institutions Council to end funding fight

The council would allow the institutions to collectively fight for better funding.

  • by Sally Whyte

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'A dichotomy': quality control at Human Services unevenly implemented
Centrelink

'A dichotomy': quality control at Human Services unevenly implemented

An audit report on quality control at the department responsible for Centrelink and Medicare has given a mixed report.

  • by Sally Whyte
Under Treasurer to speak at lunch billed as giving 'exclusive access'
Canberra

Under Treasurer to speak at lunch billed as giving 'exclusive access'

However an ACT government spokeswoman said David Nicol did not know how the event had been marketed, and no preferred treatment would be given.

  • by Katie Burgess
Gagged: A brazen attack on Parliament and the public interest
Opinion
Opinion

Gagged: A brazen attack on Parliament and the public interest

The Attorney-General has diminished himself by censoring the government's most important watchdog.

  • by Richard Mulgan
Protecting against trade ends up harming many
Opinion
Opinion

Protecting against trade ends up harming many

Turning the clock back through industry protection will not restore well-paid jobs to middle-skill men.

  • by Jenny Gordon
Facts, not fantasies, should shape the public service
Opinion
Opinion

Facts, not fantasies, should shape the public service

The review of the bureaucracy is producing some useful, and some absurd, discussions.

  • by Paddy Gourley
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For better or worse, the public service has a motivated minister
Analysis
Analysis

For better or worse, the public service has a motivated minister

There's no flying under the radar now for the federal bureaucracy.

  • by Doug Dingwall
'Loopholes' or targeted exemptions? Our misunderstood human rights law
Opinion
Opinion

'Loopholes' or targeted exemptions? Our misunderstood human rights law

Public officials should pick up the existing legislation and read it before derailing the next debate on legal reform.

  • by John Wilson
Job seekers penalised millions of times by private job services

Job seekers penalised millions of times by private job services

Under new arrangements, private providers can impose penalties on job seekers without the government agency's oversight.

  • by Sally Whyte
'Public servants should hit back harder': John Lloyd speaks up
Industrial relations

'Public servants should hit back harder': John Lloyd speaks up

The bureaucracy's ex-chief reflects on an 'inept' union and says public servants should respond when attacked personally.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Pezzullo: an apolitical public service is not separate from politics
Michael Pezzullo

Pezzullo: an apolitical public service is not separate from politics

Public servants can ignore politics no more than a fish can ignore water, the Home Affairs secretary said.

  • by Sally Whyte