- overhearing conversation on a bus
Using the minimum wage to stimulate the economy “like trying to get rich by picking your own pocket” [Megan McArdle]
New South Wales will see extensive machinery of government changes this week, while federally the Digital Transformation Office will launch as a flagship agency. Here are The Mandarin’s non-exhaustive picks of public sector changes that formally take effect around Australia this fiscal year.
Major public sector changes from 1 July 2015
The fresh round of redundancies was announced as the nation's 18,000 tax officials arrived for work on Monday morning and already there is criticism that the tax office's drive for a cheaper workforce will erode its skills base.
More Tax office executives to be culled
Vested interests (John Menadue 2), ‘Vested interests represent a growing and serious corruption of good governance and the development of sound public policy’
You might forget, say, about the 1960s, and about how the Court made sweeping social change for the good, despite the views of many. You might even forget your own vote in Citizens United. Regardless, saying that things are going downhill quickly doesn’t make it so. So your argument just went to hell in a handbasket