When public servants decide to resist scrutiny by the Australian National Audit Office, the only thing they need to worry about is public shaming or a parliamentary committee.
When put together, the ANAO's last five years of audits reveal massive failures across the public service.
Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison likely to back a gas-led recovery plan despite environmental concerns, and a Melbourne man is reportedly in an induced coma after his head was stomped on by police during his arrest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. The National Farmers Federation has called for Australia to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050, and Scott Morrison's signed vaccine deal isn't all it was made out to be. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The government constantly insists Australia is under cyber attack — yet nearly three quarters of its departments fail to do even the basics of cybersecurity.
The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.
The Home Affairs portfolio has been dysfunctional for years, and never held to account. Why should we expect any different now that it is charged with protecting us from the coronavirus?
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Scott Morrison's public service changes restore management practices of previous decades, while failing to address core problems in the APS.