Tips and rumours

Jan 21, 2014

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

DFAT and AusAID: a difficult marriage. The tricky process of integrating AusAID and the Department of Foreign Affairs continues, with mixed results. Public service spies tell Crikey that while some sections have integrated well, others are less happy. The integration taskforce runs regular briefings so that staff at DFAT Barton can learn about aid and development issues, and staff at DFAT Civic (the “AusAID” moniker has been banned) can learn about foreign policy and trade issues.

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. AR

    Huhh, “as many as 20 bilats” What the hell is/are “bilats”? Bureaucratese for butcher paper bullshit?

  2. Sailor

    [Tipper from Sydney said:
    “I moved four months ago and asked The Sydney Morning Herald to change the delivery address. My Herald is still being delivered to both addresses despite calls to the subscription department and promises to fix it. No wonder they’re going broke.”]

    As a Sydney subscriber, I can only say that’s odd. In 4 years I’ve never had that problem with SMH deliveries – every time I’ve told them online or by phone the dates we don’t need delivery there’s been seamless non-delivery until the exact date I specify. We’ve just returned from a month away & easily managed to get the deliveries diverted to our temporary home.

    Maybe their desperate clinging to dills like Switzer has more to do with their losses?

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