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Should our public servants serve the public interest?

Should our public servants serve the public interest?

What is the role of our public servants? Should bureaucrats serve the public interest, or is that a task that should be left to those who have to answer to the public?

Meat axe about to come down on the public service?

Meat axe about to come down on the public service?

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

Rudd looking for broadband experts

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

Robert Griew: from health to education

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

Public service to become a Kevin 24/7 sweatshop

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

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

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