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Weekly Times
A breath of fresh airsystem is off the political agenda for yet another electoral cycle. Indeed, the
A breath of fresh air
Weekly Times / Posted 13 hours ago
system is off the political agenda for yet another electoral cycle. Indeed, the tax White Paper process instigated by the Abbott government failed to generate even a plan for reform. So uncoupling the FMD changes from the broader tax reform... Read more
16h
Northern Daily Leader
Greens pledge almost $3b for new batteries to be paid by fossil fuel industriesfor grid power would also reduce the case for gas-fired peaker plants, Mr Bandt
Greens pledge almost $3b for new batteries to be paid by fossil fuel industries
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 16 hours ago
for grid power would also reduce the case for gas-fired peaker plants, Mr Bandt said. ARENA's billion-dollar hole The Abbott government stripped out $1.3 billion from ARENA in its 2014 budget and Labor last week committed to putting back just... Read more
22h
Northern Daily Leader
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 22 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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22h
The Young Witness
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
The Young Witness / Posted 22 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
Western Advocate
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Western Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
Kiama Independent
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Kiama Independent / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
12 related stories
23h
Manning River Times
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Manning River Times / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
Goondiwindi Argus
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
The North West Star
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
The North West Star / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
Daily Liberal
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Daily Liberal / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
The Border Mail
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
The Border Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
Illawarra Mercury
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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23h
The Courier
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerclosely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
The Courier / Posted 23 hours ago
closely aligned with former prime minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Mark Jesser In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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The Border Mail
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary careerwith former prime minister Tony Abbott and other conservative Liberals. In Dec
Sophie Mirabella quits politics, eyes commentary career
The Border Mail / Posted yesterday
with former prime minister Tony Abbott and other conservative Liberals. In December 2013 after the election defeat, the Abbott government named her as a director of ASC Pty Ltd, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. She declined to... Read more
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Manning River Times
Older Australians want wealthy off aged pensionsOlder Australians suggest they are open to pushing wealthy pensioners off gover
Older Australians want wealthy off aged pensions
Manning River Times / Posted yesterday
Older Australians suggest they are open to pushing wealthy pensioners off government payments but have warned the Abbott government against including the family home in an assets test. Older Australians suggest they are open to pushing wealthy... Read more
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The Age
How taxpayer-funded student debt blew out from $325 million to $3 billionit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How taxpayer-funded student debt blew out from $325 million to $3 billion
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
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3d
The Courier
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
The Courier / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
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3d
Northern Daily Leader
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
The Young Witness
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
The Young Witness / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
Western Advocate
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Western Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
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Kiama Independent
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Kiama Independent / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
Manning River Times
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Manning River Times / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
Goondiwindi Argus
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
The North West Star
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
Daily Liberal
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
Daily Liberal / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
3d
The Border Mail
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3bit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How VET FEE-HELP debt went from costing taxpayers $325m to $3b
The Border Mail / Posted 3 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
11 related stories
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Sydney Morning Herald
How taxpayer-funded student debt blew out from $325 million to $3 billionit had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices
How taxpayer-funded student debt blew out from $325 million to $3 billion
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
it had no power under the law as it stood to take action against such practices. The warning was also ignored under the Abbott government, until several vocational college rorts were exposed in the media and investigations instigated by ACCC and... Read more
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9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Porter denies Coalition rift over superannuation plancertainty until 2020. The pledge partially reverses the 10-year, $30 billion c
Porter denies Coalition rift over superannuation plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
certainty until 2020. The pledge partially reverses the 10-year, $30 billion cut to education funding contained in the Abbott government's 2014 budget. Labor has promised to fully fund the last two years of Gonski at a cost of $4.5... Read more
9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Turnbull to unveil ministry changescertainty until 2020. The pledge partially reverses the 10-year, $30 billion c
Turnbull to unveil ministry changes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
certainty until 2020. The pledge partially reverses the 10-year, $30 billion cut to education funding contained in the Abbott government's 2014 budget. Labor has promised to fully fund the last two years of Gonski at a cost of $4.5... Read more
9d
Western Advocate
His cabinet choices will tell Turnbull’s storywhich voters saw as benefiting big businesses that didn’t deserve them? The cu
His cabinet choices will tell Turnbull’s story
Western Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
which voters saw as benefiting big businesses that didn’t deserve them? The cuts made to Gonski school funding by the Abbott government and included in the Turnbull government’s May budget were also unpopular in voter land. They are only two... Read more
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The Age
'I wouldn't be where I am today without this place': A centre, changing lives, now at riskBill Shorten and former senator Nova Peris visited Bubup Wilam in 2014 to talk
'I wouldn't be where I am today without this place': A centre, changing lives, now at risk
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
Bill Shorten and former senator Nova Peris visited Bubup Wilam in 2014 to talk about cuts to Indigenous affairs by the Abbott government. Photo: Justin McManus Managing their medical appointments, enormous meltdowns and behaviour became her... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Warnings of ‘ghost towns’and their employees have the right to be represented on an equal playing field.
Warnings of ‘ghost towns’
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 days ago
and their employees have the right to be represented on an equal playing field.” The nation’s Fair Work Act is being reviewed by the Productivity Commission, with the Abbott government expected to take its recommendations to the next... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Cabinet choices may point to PM’s authoritywhich voters saw as benefitting big businesses that didn’t deserve them? The c
Cabinet choices may point to PM’s authority
Daily Liberal / Posted 11 days ago
which voters saw as benefitting big businesses that didn’t deserve them? The cuts made to Gonski school funding by the Abbott government and included in the Turnbull government’s May budget were also unpoular in voter land. They are only two... Read more
12d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
AMA revives debate on GP co-paymenta modest amount of money." Dr Gannon's predecessor, Sydney neurosurgeon Brian
AMA revives debate on GP co-payment
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
a modest amount of money." Dr Gannon's predecessor, Sydney neurosurgeon Brian Owler, emphatically ruled out the 2014 Abbott government proposal for a $7 co-payment but Dr Gannon said the concept should remain on the table. "We need to be... Read more
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Perth Now
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrongadversely affected by the proposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrong
Perth Now / Posted 12 days ago
adversely affected by the proposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71 per cent. Today, former minister in the Abbott government, Eric Abetz, said July 2 had been “the barest of victories”. The Tasmanian senator didn’t name Mr Turnbull... Read more
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Herald Sun
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrongadversely affected by the proposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrong
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
adversely affected by the proposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71 per cent. Today, former minister in the Abbott government, Eric Abetz, said July 2 had been “the barest of victories”. The Tasmanian senator didn’t name Mr Turnbull... Read more
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News.com.au
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrongproposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71 per cent.Source:News Corp
Proof that Turnbull’s critics were wrong
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
proposals, but her two-party preferred vote rose 2.71 per cent.Source:News Corp Australia Today, former minister in the Abbott government, Eric Abetz, said July 2 had been “the barest of victories”. The Tasmanian senator didn’t name Mr Turnbull... Read more
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13d
Daily Telegraph
‘Time to take strong action’Government did intervene in poker machine gambling reform and it was terribly r
‘Time to take strong action’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Government did intervene in poker machine gambling reform and it was terribly regrettable in the 44th Parliament, the Abbott Government, with the support of the Labor Party in the Senate, overturned those modest reforms,” he said. “Surely the... Read more
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13d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Claydon wants high speed rail back on government agendato push for a high speed rail network along the east coast of Australia when pa
Claydon wants high speed rail back on government agenda
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
to push for a high speed rail network along the east coast of Australia when parliament resumes in February. The Abbott Government scrapped Labor's $52 million investment to establish an authority to start corridor acquisition and... Read more
16d
Northern Daily Leader
ASIC: good cop, bad cop, Keystone cop?boosted its funding. In the background, however, it continued snipping away wit
ASIC: good cop, bad cop, Keystone cop?
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 16 days ago
boosted its funding. In the background, however, it continued snipping away with efficiency dividends. In the eyes of the Abbott government, ASIC was a bloated bureaucracy busily ensnaring companies in needless red tape. It was unabashed in its... Read more
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Daily Liberal
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Daily Liberal / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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The Border Mail
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Border Mail / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
The Courier
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Courier / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
Northern Daily Leader
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
The Young Witness
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Young Witness / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
Western Advocate
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Western Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
Kiama Independent
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Kiama Independent / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
Manning River Times
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Manning River Times / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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17d
Goondiwindi Argus
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus payquantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance alm
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 17 days ago
quantified and proven reductions in red and green tape". It met resistance almost immediately. In his first brief to the Abbott government, then public service commissioner Stephen Sedgwick warned of "practical challenges in implementing" the... Read more
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