With CPD’s The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report revealing that it would take an extra 50,000 public servants to reach the number of APS staff per capita that we had in 1990, CPSU National Secretary Nadine… more
The Centre for Policy Development releases The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report, as part of our Public Service program. DOWNLOAD the report The State of the Australian Public Service. The report’s key findings include: a widening gap between… more
Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey recently pledged to slash 12,000 public servants ‘for starters’. What prompted this pledge? What does it signify? What problem would retrenching thousands of public servants solve? What problems might it create? CPD’s Public Service Program seeks… more
Cheryl McGregor at The Newcastle Herald, has mined the sneak preview of our upcoming paper, The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report to find that as citizens we are discerning enough to distinguish our feelings for the… more
Public Servants: lazy bureaucratic fat cats or necessary to achieve “ambitious goals for a richer, fairer and greener Australia” (Kim Carr)? Recent CPD research has returned some surprising results regarding attitudes towards the public service and staffing trends. While politicians regularly… more
Green public sector on the rise > A green brigade of bureaucrats assigned to environmental programs around the country has grown by 20 per cent since Labor won power four years ago. And the commonwealth public service has breached some… more
Earlier this year, Senator Kim Carr observed that, “The pleasure taken in bureaucrat bashing has reached new extremes.” CPD’s research confirms the Senator’s view. Our analysis of the Parliamentary record, in particular, reveals a highly polarised debate without consistent left-right… more
Tristan Ewins dissects the failings of PPPs and considers some possible alternatives.