Topic archives: australian public service

Meat axe about to come down on the public service?

May 5, 2009

The “meat axe” promised in the election campaign was kept in the cupboard for last year’s budget. Has its time now come? asks Stephen Bartos.

Rudd looking for broadband experts

April 27, 2009

The Government placed ads in newspapers this weekend calling for "suitably qualified consultants" for a study to determine how the national broadband network will be built, financed and operated.

Robert Griew: from health to education

April 15, 2009

Yet another refugee from the state public service has found himself a senior position in Kevin Rudd’s Canberra bureaucracy.

Public service to become a Kevin 24/7 sweatshop

March 2, 2009

In the Public Service, when management issues a general call for voluntary redundancies, it’s pretty certain large cuts are on the way, writes Bernard Keane.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

September 17, 2007

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