May 15, 2018 10
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.
April 17, 2018 43
Bungles are becoming increasingly commonplace in the public service but no one ever seems to be held to account for them, reflecting how poorly bureaucrats manage underperformance.
February 27, 2018 8
Missing public servants and emails in a quantum state of flux dominated the first day of estimates.
February 1, 2018 32
Canberra's ex-government furniture market usually only provides pre-loved desks and chairs. For the ABC, it yielded a lot more.
January 17, 2018 10
Bureaucratic efforts to undermine Freedom of Information laws by insisting it prevents "frank and fearless advice" hurts democracy and further estranges the governing class from he electorate.
December 8, 2017 4
Sick of hearing the same complaints about the Public Service over and over, one parliamentary committee is going after departments to crack down on bureaucrats who keep making the same mistakes.
November 22, 2017 1
Influential former public servant Terry Moran says Australians want a more robust public service.
November 2, 2017 8
It was supposed to save hundreds of millions, but the merger of Immigration and Customs has produced yet another huge budget blowout.
September 8, 2017 1
Is Joel Bowden mulling a political career? ... Culleton knows the law ... Guardian has it both ways ...
September 8, 2017 12
The High Court appears to have opened the way further to unchecked executive expenditure with its marriage equality decision.
August 7, 2017 5
The new Turnbull government social media policy has been criticised as an attack of freedom of speech. But does it breach the constituion?
July 11, 2017 6
Gender and diversity training in the APS is working, but you won't hear Mark Latham say that.
July 3, 2017 8
One of the government's most senior bureaucrats is on leave while "a matter" is investigated.
May 22, 2017 10
The troubled Department of Immigration may prefer to ignore staff anger at its executive rather than deal with it, Crikey has been told.
May 19, 2017 10
There is no area where the Department of Immigration doesn't stuff up. Not even its own accommodation.
March 8, 2017 5
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.
February 21, 2017 5
And you can thank John Howard for that, writes business journalist Michael West.
February 17, 2017 11
Nearly 18 months into the Turnbull era, the public service remains in a bad way, to the cost of the government.
February 6, 2017
Crikey sister site The Mandarin booted from public event.
September 1, 2016 1
It's the sort of error public servants dread -- a howler that goes right through them all and into a high-profile bill. And the best and the brightest of the Public Service did it to their Treasurer.