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The Mandarin

Commentary

12 Feb 2018

If the public service were a patient “it would be in palliative care”, says Terry Moran. Here’s what other secretaries have said about Australia’s loss of bureaucratic capacity.

Article

5 Jul 2017

New Zealand’s Lab+ experiment has been testing the concept of what integrated services could look like into the future. The team’s Australian lead, Pia Waugh, explores three models of user-centric services that came out of the research.

Commentary

Article

14 Mar 2017

The challenge of what to do about fake news reveals a paucity of policy and regulatory smarts across the wider digital economy.

The widespread debate about fake news and what to do about it exposes a large gap in Australia’s regulatory and policy machinery,...

Commentary

Article

15 Feb 2017

It is 34 years since the dollar was floated, arguably the single most important reform of the post-war period. And 34 years of argument between then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating (and their offices) about who actually led the push to liberalise...

Video interview

28 Nov 2016

With the recent tabling of the Senate Economics report on the eCensus shutdown, the Prime Minister's Cyber Security adviser, Alastair MacGibbon discusses the key lessons learnt, reinforcing the government's continuing pursuit of digitalisation, but warned that relying on formal compliance systems could in fact be...

Commentary

Article

26 Sep 2016

The Federal government will soon consider a draft National Action Plan that will articulate how the Coalition promises to promote open government and finalise membership to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), following a very tight public consultation period.

The OGP is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder...

Commentary

Article

8 Sep 2016

Introduction

The publication of public servants’ advice to ministers under freedom of information threatens to undermine good government, the head of New Zealand’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has warned, in comments echoing several senior Australian bureaucrats.

Speaking to the...

Commentary

Article

2 Aug 2016

Former head of the United Kingdom's Government Digital Service, Mike Bracken, argues that the third wave of digital transformation will force old fashioned structures and systems of government to give way to platforms that can deal with an increasingly uncertain future, including the new era...

Commentary

Article

7 Jul 2016

People don’t trust politicians much, so simply asking citizens if they trust government in general elicits some pretty negative reactions.

Look a little deeper, beyond this simplified view that lumps everything from all tiers of government together, and the situation isn’t nearly as bad....

Commentary

Article

6 May 2016

A departmental review of the ACMA has recommended against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's preferred UK-style super communications regulator, proposing a new commission agency and calling on the government to overhaul outdated communications regulation.

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