May 15, 2018

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

The government's upcoming review of the public service is a welcome opportunity to fix persistent problems with the delivery of social services, something ministers are unwilling to do themselves.

Paul Ronalds

CEO of Save the Children


The Australian Public Service has a proud history of strong policy development. We also have some world class social delivery systems -- Medicare is a good example. However, when it comes to complex social issues, like Indigenous disadvantage or juvenile justice, our record is marred. 

This is why the Turnbull Governments recent announcement of an independent review of the Australian Public Service with the aim of delivering better services is welcome.

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