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Laurie Patton. Generalists and specialists in the Australian public service.

Why the ‘theory of empty spaces’ hurts public sector performance  The other day I was talking to a friend who recently retired from the public service. After a career lifetime of studied discretion he now wears as a badge of … Continue reading

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John Menadue The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program – ’a dog’s breakfast.’

In an article in Eureka Street on 8 September, Fr Frank Brennan described the Royal Commission report into the HIP as a ‘dog’s breakfast’. He described the reasoning behind Mr Hanger’s conclusion on commonwealth responsibility as ‘bizarre’. He added that … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Conservatives, conventions and traditions.

Conservatives extoll the importance of conventions, traditions, and respect for established institutions. But it seems to be only when it suits them. They lecture us and others about democracy, free elections, the separation of powers and the independence of the … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Pink batts and the Royal Commission – a bridge too far.

There are good grounds for Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to refuse to provide documents to the Royal Commission on Pink Batts. The Royal Commission is a very vindictive act by the Abbott Government. And the government looks like continuing … Continue reading

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Repost: Pink Batts – facts and fiction. John Menadue

The following is a repost from July 11, 2013. I wonder if it is necessary for the Abbott Government to rake over the past rather than concentrate on the future! The fiction is continuing in the uncritical media that only … Continue reading

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A Click of the Fingers. John Menadue

We badly need someone close to Tony Abbot to click their fingers and break him out of the hypnotic trance that he has been in for a long time. He has been hypnotised into campaigning mode and has yet to … Continue reading

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