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Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Harley Dennett November 22, 2017 1 Comment

Influential former public servant Terry Moran says Australians want a more robust public service.

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

Bernard Keane October 9, 2017 17 Comments

When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.

Beyond the Paleo: public servants need to learn their limits

Beyond the Paleo: public servants need to learn their limits

Crikey March 8, 2017 5 Comments

Recent efforts from the APS has former government business editor and senior columnist for The Australian Financial Review Verona Burgess questioning whether the public service is fit for purpose.

The linchpin of Andrew Barr’s new government

The linchpin of Andrew Barr’s new government

Crikey October 25, 2016 1 Comment

Andrew Barr's newly re-elected ACT government could end up with a deadlock in the party room, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly

Poll Bludger: Labor extends winning streak in ACT election

Poll Bludger: Labor extends winning streak in ACT election

William Bowe October 17, 2016 5 Comments

Labor will have been in power for 19 years by the time the next election rolls around.

Poll Bludger: the electorates to watch in tomorrow’s ACT election

Poll Bludger: the electorates to watch in tomorrow’s ACT election

William Bowe October 14, 2016

Whichever party ends up forming government will have done so by securing the support of at least three members in at least three electorates.

The ACT govt welcomes Uber, but with caveats

The ACT govt welcomes Uber, but with caveats

Josh Taylor September 30, 2015 7 Comments

The ACT government has decided to get on the front foot, and will allow Uber in, but with strict regulation.

<em>Canberra Times</em>, education minister embroiled in cage fight

Canberra Times, education minister embroiled in cage fight

Myriam Robin September 10, 2015 6 Comments

A controversial image is at the centre of a debate around disability rights and the ACT's education system.

Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

Crikey September 9, 2014 6 Comments

You'd think the debate over fee regulation would send student politicians Leftward, but the reality is very different, write Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin.

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Bernard Keane September 1, 2014 25 Comments

The government's move to prosecute a whistleblower and his lawyer for revealing an ASIS scandal illustrates its determination to send a signal to all potential whistleblowers.