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… 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… 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?… 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… 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… 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… 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,… more
Tristan Ewins dissects the failings of PPPs and considers some possible alternatives.