Express Exchange Engage
I recently purchased Scott Horton's book Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare. The book shows how the growth in the power of bureaucrats has undermines democracy. The major tactic being the misuse of secrecy and the amplification of fear through the exaggeration of threat.
These tactics have been employed by most democratic governments and are a threat to both democracy and good governance. Australia is no exception to this and most…Continue
Posted on July 27, 2015 at 12:00pm
As Ozloop members would know, for some time I have been custodian of apsbullying.com
We have decide to archive the content of the apsbullying.com web site. The site will no longer be maintained as it was time do to something different.
apsbullying.com focused on bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination in the Australian Public Service.
However, the reality is that the bad…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2015 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments
You may not know it, but it is Innovation Month.
Innovation Month 2015 is the flagship initiative lead by the Department of Industry to achieve the objectives of the APS Innovation Action Plan “the APS and its agencies will institute mechanisms to recognise, celebrate and share innovation efforts. This will be done by … agencies holding innovation themed events to discuss, share and celebrate public sector innovation within their agencies.” The plan is supported by the…
Posted on July 8, 2015 at 1:22pm
Posted on June 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments
The Australian Public Service's obsession with reputation and winning at all costs is well known. That obsession is also a source of abuses of administrative, legal and medico-legal power.
So it was with some interest I have been reading the Australian Public Service Commission's latest missive, Handling misconduct: a human…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:00am