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John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

For the Turnbull government, its mates get to break the rules with impunity, but any critic or opponent who can be vindictively pursued will be.

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

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.

Does anyone in the Australian public service get held to account?

Does anyone in the Australian public service get held to account?

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.

Vanishing public servants and Schroedinger’s emails at estimates

Vanishing public servants and Schroedinger’s emails at estimates

Missing public servants and emails in a quantum state of flux dominated the first day of estimates.

Ex-government furniture yields bureaucratic gold for lucky journalists

Ex-government furniture yields bureaucratic gold for lucky journalists

Canberra's ex-government furniture market usually only provides pre-loved desks and chairs. For the ABC, it yielded a lot more.

Public servants ignoring the public interest in freedom of information

Public servants ignoring the public interest in freedom of information

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.

When he’s not fighting homophobes, he’s fighting recalcitrant bureaucrats

When he’s not fighting homophobes, he’s fighting recalcitrant bureaucrats

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.

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Influential former public servant Terry Moran says Australians want a more robust public service.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Is Joel Bowden mulling a political career? ... Culleton knows the law ... Guardian has it both ways ...