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‘Significant weaknesses’ in WA’s gun control operations

WA Police "has significant weaknesses in its regulatory controls and information systems", says state Auditor General Caroline Spencer in a new audit looking at the effectiveness of WA Police’s regulatory approach to firearms licensing and monitoring, and key information systems used to support these functions. Read More

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. Read More

The last election where anyone cares?

Faith in democracy is plummeting among Australians, and the connection voters had with a leader like Bob Hawke now seems out of reach. Is this the last election where enough people really care? Read More

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. Read More