‘Urgent’: former secretaries assess public service capability

Public servants Public sector Monitoring and evaluation Government services Australia

An upcoming parliamentary inquiry into contracting and consultants in the Australian Public Service will consider whether these practices have led to a degraded bureaucracy. Many current and former departmental secretaries seem to think so, often using their valedictory speeches to highlight the loss of capability in the public sector.

It’s a subject that keeps coming up, so we’ve compiled a series of excerpts from senior bureaucrats on the subject.

Read the full article on The Mandarin.

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