Public services in the news 04/07/2011

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Liberals support removal of public service tenure > The South Australian Opposition says it will support government moves to remove permanency from the public service so redeployed public servants who can’t find another job in the public sector within 12 months will be sacked. The Government plans to cut 4100 public sector jobs over four years…

Courage needed to protect whistleblowers > In 2007, the ALP made strong commitments to greater transparency in government, including the reversal of a draconian approach to whistleblowers. Almost four years since the new federal commitments, this self-imposed deadline is about to pass without the government having made any recent detectable progress…

Public service reform, but not as we know it (UK) > As long as the internal organisations of the public sector are top-down, fragmented and semi-oblivious to the real potential of their staff, all the participatory democracy in the world can be soaked up and defused or blocked by hierarchical structures and bureaucratic procedures…

 

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