My spies inform me that democracy is safe as Elph, Elia and Nola are solving the taxing political matters of concerns ...
If governments want frank advice to avoid the mistakes of projects like the NBN and the pink batts scheme, then ministers need to promote, not denigrate, public servants who speak their mind. Tom Burton: truth to power a victim of political turmoil
Justin Gleeson resigns, tosses final grenade at Brandis ...
The ongoing stoush between George Brandis and Justin Gleeson has reached boiling point, with the Solicitor-General tendering his resignation Justin Gleeson resigns, tosses final grenade at Brandis
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has resigned from office, claiming his relationship with Attorney-General George Brandis is "irretrievably broken"
Now Former Solicitors generals weigh in on Brandis v Gleeson row"Regardless of what has happened, Justin Gleeson is a person of absolute integrity."
QA Arthur Sinodinos refuses to rule out Tony Abbott becoming PM
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While the public service has been radically reshaped, less effort has gone into reforming the bad habits of ministers and staffers. Professor Anne Tiernan urges change if Australia wants to avoid the chaos seen in the US and Europe.
Ministerial offices are the ‘missing link’ of public sector reform