Express Exchange Engage
During 2013 and 2014 we saw the Australian Public Service retreating from open government at a spectacular rate. In particular, the public service put great effort into creating a climate of fear to ensure that public servants self-censor and that any discussion or disclosures concerning the health and actions of the public service were stifled.
The Australian Public Service Commission took the lead on this. They even threw up a wall of silence on the issue of the monitoring…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 10 Comments
When I talk about our federal government I am referring to both elected officials (parliamentarians) and the Australian Public Service.
The cornerstone of good government and good public service is, when it comes down to it, decency. In practical terms the public rightly expects…Continue
Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments
Here we are with an Australian Public Service characterised by abuses of power underpinned by corrupt and corrupting practices. And what are we seeing as we hurtle towards 2015? More of the same.
The response to cut backs in the public service is:
Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:05am — 3 Comments