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The government’s biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession

For six months, the Australian economy has been growing at an annualised pace of just 1% – way, way short of its potential. Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg were elected to manage the economy, and that means doing whatever is needed to avoid a recession and the long-term damage to lives and living standards it would deliver.

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Movers & shakers: fresh faces at APSC

Four fresh senior executive faces at the APSC, Regional Development Victoria's first female CEO, and a new Public Access Deputy Commissioner. The latest senior public sector appointments from across the country.

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Lessons from the Hawke and Howard years of Australian governance

In politics, you sign up to a struggle on behalf of those you claim to represent. You owe them everything you can manage to stitch together to achieve victory. If you want to be a grand failure, better to pick religion, philosophy or art. Not politics. So says Nicholas Gruen in this reposting of his 2008 article on Bob Hawke.

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Assessing risk culture: time for a more integrated approach

The assessment of risk has been dominated by a focus on perceived risk behaviours. This has its limitations, and it's time that assessment of risk-culture maturity looked beyond behaviours and gave equal recognition to how organisations determine accountabilities for risk and the tools and processes that enable, support -- and sometimes impede -- consideration of risk in decision-making.

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