Crikey April 15, 2016 8 Comments
Inbred, fat, abnormal and InDaily readers: that's the extraordinary connection made by a South Australian Liberal MP in his latest spray at the political class in this state, writes InDaily editor David Washington.
Crikey December 7, 2015
Never say public servants can’t achieve new heights in risk aversion. Yesterday the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet released a paper on “public service data management”, meant to “deliver a roadmap to unlock the potential of public sector data to drive innovation, efficiency, productivity and economic growth”. Sounds great, right? Even though it was commissioned […]
Crikey May 1, 2015 2 Comments
Former federal Labor staffer Aaron Hill peeks behind the bureaucratic curtain to reveal just what ministerial staff actually do all day.
Jason Whittaker October 16, 2014 2 Comments
The Victorian bureaucracy lacks accountability, fails to communicate and consistently ignores recommendations to improve. And it gets away with it because nobody is listening.
Crikey May 2, 2014 7 Comments
The Commission of Audit has suggested slashing 15,000 jobs from the public service and making mandarins more efficient. But the recommendations are reasonable, and not as dramatic as they seem, writes governance expert Stephen Bartos.
Bernard Keane April 15, 2014 2 Comments
ASIC has failed to respond to serious allegations about its enforcement of the law on financial planning. Crikey examines the damning evidence against the corporate watchdog.
Crikey November 11, 2013 12 Comments
Tony Abbott has launched an efficiency drive across the public service. But on a global scale our system is already very efficient, writes Centre for Policy Development research director Christopher Stone.
Richard Farmer November 1, 2013 1 Comment
Remember when MPs actually asked meaningful questions during question time? Alas, those days are over, but in the UK at least one retiring Lib-Dem has stuck his neck out. Plus other political snippets along the way.
Crikey July 30, 2013 12 Comments
New legislation makes it safer for good citizens to blow the whistle on corruption. But there are plenty of traps for inexperienced players, writes former whistleblower Brendan Jones.