PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE NEWS | ‘Bean counting and budgets’

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More front line public servants needed > “If I become Premier we’ll sit down with senior management, and of course the unions, and we’ll work out how we’ll structure the public service to properly meet the needs of Queenslanders,” Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman said…

Public Service Day June 23 > The United Nations’ Public Service Day is held on June 23 each year. It recognizes that democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a competent civil service. The day aims to celebrate the value and virtue of service to the community…

The people versus the cuts (UK) > After protests and petitions, campaigners turn to judges to halt spending decisions. Matt Chorley reports on how the taxpayer still picks up the tab…

The future course of modern government (IPAA policy paper) > Modern government faces risks and opportunities of unprecedented scale and complexity, the solutions to which are very different from those tried in the past..

Budget breakdown: bean counting compromises public service > James Whelan and Jennifer Doggett argue that the increase in the Efficiency Dividend announced in the budget will place further pressure on the public sector and result in more agencies reducing their services to the general public…

$1bn budget boost for public sector projects > The federal budget was a boon for the technology sector, with more than $1 billion allocated to public-sector projects that will underpin reforms in service delivery…

News not good as ABC faces budget crisis > The ABC’s news division is facing a budget crisis after a plan to cut international reporting costs failed and a string of international disasters led to a blowout in costs…

Suggested links are very welcome > email James.Whelan(at)cpd.org.au

 

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