Serious thought has been put into APS structural challenges by some of its most experienced mandarins. That wisdom has been freely given and lapped up by informed observers, yet it's those within who must listen. Perhaps it's time, writes Verona Burgess. Read More
Verona Burgess is a former Government Business Editor and senior columnist for the Australian Financial Review. She has been writing about the Australian Public Service since 1990. A former Jefferson Fellow, she was also joint winner of the inaugural Richard Baker Senate prize and won a Walkley award with The Canberra Times for team coverage of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
Just when you might think deputy PM Barnaby Joyce would pull in his head while the High Court resolves the dual-citizenship crisis, he has, characteristically, done the opposite. Read More