Oct 15, 2009

It’s the A-list for a ministerial heads up

The List of Australian Governance Bodies and Governance Relationships may sound incredibly dull, but it's a vital tool in helping government and the public understand the nature of the public service, writes Stephen Bartos.

If there was a competition for the announcement least likely to excite the Canberra press gallery, the launch of a new edition of the List of Australian Governance Bodies and Governance Relationships would have to be a front runner.

But despite its unromantic title, the List is a vital tool for government wanting to improve the operations of the public service. Finance minister Lindsay Tanner, launching the list at the AICD public sector governance conference yesterday, noted that it provided a base of information on which to build governance reforms.

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