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Top bureaucrat, public servants, kept out of loop in massive Melbourne rail project

The public sector was marginalised as consultants steered the early development of Melbourne’s SRL.

Chief APS in-house consultants appointed

Former McKinsey consultant Andrew Nipe will lead the federal government’s new in-house function, Australian Government Consulting.

Translink exec to lead Queensland TMR

Transport strategist Sally Stannard has been appointed the new Director General of transport and main roads in Queensland.

Gold Coast admits defeat in Commonwealth Games bid

City of Gold Coast has dropped its joint bid to seek the 2026 Commonwealth Games with Perth.

Regional councils not taking up TfNSW road safety program

NSW's regional road safety program is at risk of being ineffective because of lack of participation by local councils, the auditor says.

Commonwealth employment services broken, in need of major rebuild

A report says the Commonwealth employment system is making people more unemployable.

Reports of bullying in public service increase

The latest State of the Service report provides a snapshot of Australia's public sector.

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Getting strategic about capital planning

Capital planning is about identifying and prioritising infrastructure and asset needs over a medium to long term period. For councils, it’s an indispensable tool for ensuring you can meet the needs of your communities in a sustainable and affordable way.


That’s using plastic for good

The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) was founded in 1999 and are the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastics pipe and fittings, plastic resin suppliers, fabricators, pipeline installations, rubber seal ring manufacturers along with training and certification bodies.


How the public sector is cultivating a new breed of leaders

The new, digitally aware public sector leader isn’t simply a technical expert, but an agent of change.



Playing to our strengths

Australia must “play to its strengths” and utilise its current energy assets to reduce emissions, ensuring consumers aren’t left picking up the tab from the transition to a clean energy economy.