“We are driving a program of cultural change, supported by a dedicated communications strategy, to embed a strong protective security culture in PM&C,” secretary Martin Parkinson has said.
The head of the prime minister's department says an investigation by the Australian Federal Police has found "the breach was not a deliberate act motivated by criminal or malicious intent".
A review found some comments made by NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski were ‘not consistent’ with caretaker conventions.
NBN Co has strongly defended itself after Martin Parkinson found that its chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, breached the pre-election caretaker conventions.
An internal review found Stuart Robert had acted inconsistently with the ministerial standards.
Human Services Minister Stuart Robert has been forced to resign from the ministry after an investigation found he had “acted inconsistently” with the code of standards.
Labor has accused Stuart Robert of breaching ministerial guidelines by misusing public office.
The principle underlying the ministerial standards is that ministers should uphold the public's trust as they wield a great deal of power deriving from their public office.
Outgoing education department secretary Lisa Paul had been a departmental secretary since 2004.
The top of the public service is undergoing an extensive shake-up as a result of both the change of prime minister and personal decisions.
Martin Parkinson is expected to be announced as the new head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, replacing Michael Thawley.
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New Zealand has increased its GST several times since it was introduced, so why does Australia find it so hard?
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When long-time Kiwi expat John Clarke was asked why he left New Zealand, he said: “Because it was there.” Clarke at least knew what being “there” meant, in contrast to most of his new compatriots, whose…
Go on Joe, raise the GST.
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