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It was with some ceremony that the Department of Finance announced that Mitchell and Partners Australia is now the Australian Government's master media agency.
I am pleased to announce that Mitchell and Partners Australia Pty Ltd (Mitchells) has been appointed as the Australian Government’s master media agency for an initial period of four years. Mitchells was awarded the contract following a competitive open tender process undertaken by the…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment
Last Wednesday 9 April 2014 I presented at the Australian Government Social Media Best Practice Toolkit 2014 forum organised by the ArkGroup.
My paper was titled The rise of citizen journalism - What it means for government and public service.
What I endeavoured to do in both my talk and the paper was pull together related observations and threads of argument. These included:
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm
The Taxation Office, like the rest of the Australian Public Service, is under great strain. But let's remind ourselves that it is human beings who are being placed under great strain here. Not the grey faceless public service bureaucrats often portrayed in the media. A portrayal, by the way that is rarely challenged by public service leaders.
In difficult and changing times it is important to communicate with people about changes that…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:13am
At the start of this campaign to expose the systemic abuse of power that is hard wired into the Australian Public Service I did promise myself that I would come up with something short for people to kick back and listen to.
The reason for doing so is simple. The Australian Public Service, like other institutions that allow abusive practices grow, do everything they can to stone wall and deny. At times, indeed, my colleagues and I shake our heads in wonder at how abuse of any…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment
An interesting account from Noel Towell on Don Russell's, former secretary of the Industry Department, talk at Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy in todays Canberra Times. Don Russell urges chiefs to flex muscles and 'save the APS'.…
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:48am — 9 Comments