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Australia's top public servant warns of 'lethal mix of arrogance and ignorance'

19 Apr 2016
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Australia's most senior public servant has criticised a failure of leadership within key departments and warned against "a lethal mix of arrogance and ignorance" capable of plaguing public policy. 

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary, Martin Parkinson, believes a wholesale cultural change is needed to ensure public servants obtain diverse and scrutinised opinions before presenting advice to ministers. 

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