Chairperson Terry Moran talks public service on University of Melbourne podcast


CPD Chairperson Terry Moran was a guest of the University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis on his podcast The Policy Shop.

At the centre of the half hour discussion was the difficult question; “Has the public service lost the plot?”. Terry was called upon for his extensive public service expertise alongside Professor Helen Sullivan to discuss the current role and failures of Australia’s waning public sector. Rather than condemning the ABS for the widely publicised and embarrassing #Censusfail, Terry blames “successive governments that have denied investment” in essential public sector agencies. Terry concludes however, that there are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic for the future of the public service.

An edited transcript of the discussion can be found here, or the podcast can be listened to and downloaded here.

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