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Rather than reacting, legislation really needs to look forward. But the process is more complex than it first appears. Drafting for future flexibility is key.
Experienced transport policymaker Susan McCarrey will leave the Western Australian bureaucracy to head up the national rail safety regulator.
IPAA has named its national fellowships for 2014, adding 11 more names -- including federal secretaries Martin Parkinson and David Tune -- to its honour…
Creating contested market places for government services leads to innovation and a focus on real solutions to community issues and problems.
When it comes to reducing regulatory compliance, it can be challenging to weigh up the risk versus potential benefits. Maddocks presents insights into deregulation.
The outgoing head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet says he's moving on, but not retiring. In a letter to colleagues, Ian Watt…
Retirement lifestyle choices can have dramatic impacts on redundancy and superannuation options. The Mandarin's webinar with State Super Financial Services offers timely advice.
Tony Abbott has named a new head of the Department of Immigration, with Customs boss Michael Pezzullo to make the shift. His deputy will step…
Andrew Colvin is the new commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, after 24 years in the service specialising in counter-terrorism operations.
Knowing when to respond to breaches by prosecuting or seeking civil penalties requires careful assessment of risk. But what are the practical realities for Commonwealth…
Former Finance deputy secretary Stephen Bartos has moved to Macquarie Street, overseeing election promises ahead of the NSW state election next year.
The Harper Competition Review has arrived in draft form, calling for a radical shake-up in competition policy to maintain Australia's economic competitiveness.
Harvard Professor Mark Moore coined the term, but what exactly is public value -- and is our government delivering? ANZSOG's Executive Fellowship Program tackles the…
The CPSU vows to escalate an industrial campaign against the Abbott government, agreeing to consider strike action over disputes at dozens of Commonwealth agencies.
ANAO says its anonymous online tip-off system reassures auditors they haven't missed anything -- and the Commonwealth's administrative watchdog thinks it could be a world…
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