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Does government get the right advice?

Speaking to Professor Glyn Davis for the University of Melbourne’s ‘Policy Shop’ podcasts, Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on a career in the Australian Public Service, from the reforms of the 1980s to leading today’s service.

‘The Australian Public Service was established at the Federation of Australia in 1901 as the Commonwealth Public Service. Its name may have changed but its role has not – to provide efficient, effective, professional and impartial support.

‘In this episode of the Policy Shop podcast, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Dr. Martin Parkinson reflects on his notable career, covering Australia’s major economic reforms of the 80s and 90s, establishing the first Department of Climate Change and forming policy amidst today’s 24 hour news cycle.’

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