Prime Minister cuts portfolio names and functions down to size

By Julian Bajkowski Less cluttered, better focused, more energetic. That was message to public servants and the electorate in Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott’s First Ministry announcement where not everyone gets a prize, and some portfolio ministries just plain disappear through downsizing likely to be mirrored in public service agency roles. “What I’ve tried to […]

Tony Abbott Cabinet and Ministry: Full list

FIRST ABBOTT MINISTRY As announced 16th September 2013 CABINET Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Leader of the Nationals) The Hon Warren Truss MP Minister for Foreign Affairs (Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party) The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Employment Minister Assisting the […]

Electoral Commission junks National Tally Room

By Julian Bajkowski If you ever wanted a sign that the digitised economy is fast consuming most things that stand in its path, spare a thought for set-builders of Australian democracy who once laboured to create the National Tally Room (NTR) in Canberra. The Australian Electoral Commission has just announced that its iconic temporary structure […]


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