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People & Capability

DTO to make creating APIs mandatory for federal agencies

The benefits of ubiquitous APIs for new government services could be profound for the burgeoning start-up culture in Australia. But there are considerable challenges if the Digital Transformation Office can pull off that mandate, writes government technology consultant Craig Thomler. Read More

Networking secrets of CEOs

Connecting with others is a crucial skill for those who aspire for the top jobs, writes brand strategist Amanda Rose. There's a right way to do it, exhibited by those who do become chief executives. Read More

Local council reform input highjacked by sack threat

DEVELOPING: This afternoon, New South Wales Local Government Minister Paul Toole is scheduled to explain media reports that the NSW government intends to sack all 152 councils if they don't voluntarily merge. The Local Government NSW association says the minister should expect civil disobedience. Read More

Peter Harris: workplace relations without the ideology

If there is to be regulation, the regulator should be fit for purpose, says the chairman of the Productivity Commission, with high quality forecasting like the Reserve Bank does for monetary policy. The Fair Work Commission cannot rely on partisan analysis, instead, the FWC should be in the public debate. Read More