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Public administration and the public sector

Articles about the public sector include discussiono on the role of the public sector, public service cuts, and the relationship between the public sector and governments.

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Digging up the facts about the Executive Building

Madonna King discusses the future of the Executive Building (Brisbane Times, 12.3.15), concluding:

'It's not unknown for older bui... More »

Labor hopes to save Executive Building

Amy Remeikis (Brisbane Times, 9.3.15) discusses the new government's wish to save the Executive Building and avoid moving into the 'monoli... More »

Queensland's slimmer Cabinet could focus on policy priority

Mark Bahnisch writes in The Mandarin (6.3.15) that the 14-Minister Palaszczuk Cabinet might be able to concentrate on strategic initi... More »

Queensland MP salaries: tribunal ruling

Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal ruling on MPs salaries, after Premier Palaszczuwrote to the chair asking the QIRT to take into account... More »

Appointing CEOs after a change of government - lessons from the past

Roger Scott discusses the choices faced by all new governments in their relationships with CEOs who have served their predecessors. 

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Queensland public servants 'must be patient' in bureaucracy shake-up

James Whittaker, in The Mandarin (27.2.15), cites Professor Roger Scott as saying:

'The biggest change — even since Rob Borb... More »

Amalgam of functions for Queensland bureaucrats

Roger Scott writes in The Mandarin (26.2.15) discusses the machinery of government changes in Queensland in which Premier Palaszczuk has r... More »

Minimum change and 'return to Westminster government'

Jason Whittaker writes in The Mandarin (20.2.15) that the Queensland Premier has promised that with the machinery of government chang... More »

'Dear Premier Palaszczuk' - Transition to Government 2015

This section includes articles from The Conversation and elsewhere which consider some of the policy issues that the new Queensland g... More »

No 'Night of Long Knives' but Qd bureaucrats face axe

'Sacked by Campbell Newman, Dave Stewart returns to Queensland to head up Premier and Cabinet under Annastacia Palaszczuk. And other director-gener... More »

Madonna King offers advice to Annastacia Palaszczuk should she lead a new government

Madonna King lists 22 things Annastacia Palaszczuk should remember should she take office as Premier:

'Annastacia Palaczszuk, Queensland's ... More »

'Choosing chiefs' - outsourcing keeps the process clean

In The Mandarin (4.2.15) Stephen Easton considers the pros and cons of outsourcing the selection of senior public sector administrato... More »

'Dear Premier': advice on transition to government

'One of your first priorities should be to ensure your government has the executive, organisational and administrative skills necessary to translat... More »

When leaders crumble, keep your head down

Queensland doesn’t have a government days after an election. The Northern Territory administration is in turmoil after a failed coup. And Can... More »

The Newman government still runs Queensland, so what can it do?

Anne Tiernan discusses the caretaker conventions (The Conversation, 6.2.15) as Queensland waits for the election result.

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Public servants must maintain professionalism

David Donaldson provides some advice to public servants in The Mandarin (4.2.15):

'What should public servants do when leadership ... More »

Labor's transition to government plan

Former Minister Keith de Lacy claimed on Tuesday that the ALP was not ready for government. This claim has been countered by the ALP.

'A sp... More »

How the public service will change under Labor Government

Jason Whittaker writes in The Mandarin (14.1.15) that 'A Labor win in Queensland could see another shake-up of the public service — ... More »

Governments come, go and are supplanted

In The Mandarin (2.12.14) Chas Savage writes about the change of government in Victoria. 'Here's some advice particularly pertinent t... More »

Public administration education: Melbourne University MPA

In The Mandarin (2.12.14) Professor Janine O'Flynn writes about the 'new challenges and demands of modern public administration' and how t... More »

Top bureaucrats pocket big bonuses

Kim Stephens reports in the Brisbane Times (2.10.14) that many of the Queensland Government's top bureaucrats received 'generous performance sweete... More »

The Federal government's search for public service / union interactions

'A search for information on unions could have a negative effect on the relationship between the federal government and a public service already be... More »

Federal Attorney-General's request on unions and public sector

The Mandarin (26.8.14) reports that the Federal AGD has asked departments to provide information about union officials appointed to government posi... More »

Newman's pre-election promise about the public service

Campbell Newman's promise to Queensland public servants before the 2012 State election

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Canberra Times article by Ross Peake, May 2013 on a report on the potential impact of public sector cuts which can create waste rather than savings

In ‘False Economies - Doing Less with Less’ a report publis... More »


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