Mark Bahnisch | The Public Service and Public Values

With CPD’s The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report revealing a widening gap between the anti-public servant rhetoric and the positive attitudes held by Australian citizens, there are growing inconsistencies within the objectives contained in the Public Service Act.

Mark Bahnisch discusses the rise of the Contracting State, the role of public servants within society, and the necessity of Whitlam and Hawke’s attempt to enshrine the public sector as a ‘model employer’.

With strong links between attachment to the labour market promoting individual aims, Mark calls for “more about how stable and strong ties, mediated through work with a social purpose, promote societal cohesion and resilience”.

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