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365 days of failure: how Australia’s elites failed us in 2018

365 days of failure: how Australia’s elites failed us in 2018

The people who run Australia disgraced themselves this year, failing citizens on every level and corroding trust in our whole system of government.

Surprise, surprise: Immigration and Border Force budget blows out

Surprise, surprise: Immigration and Border Force budget blows out

It was supposed to save hundreds of millions, but the merger of Immigration and Customs has produced yet another huge budget blowout.

Warning to public servants: auditors are coming, and you’re not going to like it

Warning to public servants: auditors are coming, and you’re not going to like it

The high profile the agency has had in recent times is likely to continue.

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

Satirist Ben Pobjie gets his hands on a confidential memo detailing why the Immigration Department spent an extra $2.2 billion without authorisation on Manus and Nauru.

Audit slams govt’s ‘risky and inefficient’ handling of detention centres

Audit slams govt’s ‘risky and inefficient’ handling of detention centres

The department, meanwhile, has blamed “immense” political pressure and a huge workload for the problems, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

The ANAO has delivered yet another scathing report criticising the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's procurement in offshore detention.

Inspector Fahey and the politics of competence

Inspector Fahey and the politics of competence

John Fahey knows a thing or two about waste and mismanagement. But that's not why Julia Gillard put him in charge of the "Reconstruction Inspectorate".

ANAO: Environment bungled a program and misled the minister … again

ANAO: Environment bungled a program and misled the minister … again

In the wake of the damning Green Loans audit, the ANAO has released its audit of the insulation program, and found many of the same problems.

Green Loans: the monumental stuff up

Green Loans: the monumental stuff up

The ANAO's report on the Green Loans program is as bad as it gets and raises significant questions for the Public Service.

Lessons in competence, Part 2: the need for speed

Lessons in competence, Part 2: the need for speed

When it came to competence, things didn't improve much in the Howard Government's final term. But while the Public Service was slowly improving its administration, the biggest problems were caused by ministers.