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After, the duel-citizenship-induced bi-election of July 2018, the rules have changed for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

After by-election, leadership debate will roar again

| Analysis, Federal | No Comments
'Super Saturday' fallout to haunt PM until next federal election.
Time's up for feral cats in Victoria, which has declared them to be an 'established pest animal', which will lead to mass cullings in the Crown area.

Feral cats are Victoria’s number one public enemy

| Environment, Local, State | No Comments
For fewer ‘meows’ in the bush.
The argument for getting government to embrace writing in plain English isn’t new, but why is it so hard and is it really ‘dumbing down’?

DTA on writing for everyone

| Education, ICT | No Comments
The argument for getting government to embrace plain English isn’t new, but why is it so hard and is it really ‘dumbing down’?
What TV shows best represent public servants? GovNews has the definitive guiding list to help you find out. What to recommend? It's all here.

Public Service TV Shows? Here’s the Top 5

| Entertainment | No Comments
Switch the box on and... chill.

Kaspersky wave hits Switzerland, then Aussie shores

| ICT | No Comments
First Zurich, then Sydney.
While Australians seem to be on the ball over a cheating scandal in a game of cricket, Americans are politically polarised. But are we so different?

Are Australians as polarised as Americans?

| Analysis | No Comments
Extreme viewpoints have been trendy lately.
Your Facebook doesn't need to match your birth certificate or your resume. Forget the rules and alter it to protect yourself.

Stop using your real name on Facebook

| Analysis, ICT | No Comments
Seriously.
Australia's frontline reporting vanguard Crime Stoppers has formed a partnership with Kaspersky Lab to boost its knowledge on reported cyberattacks.

Crime Stoppers strengthens cybersecurity know-how

| ICT | No Comments
Partnership with Kaspersky Lab to ensure better response to reported cyberattacks.
Things aren't going to change much in the year 2018, so we're here to tell you what you need to keep looking at when it comes to government trends.

Five big trends that will matter to Australia in 2018

| Federal, ICT, Shaping The Future | No Comments
They were important this year, but don't forget them next year.
Milo Yiannopoulos addresses Sydney audience on the dilemma of being an insider or an outsider, and how the latter will deliver colossal rewards.

Milo Yiannopoulos schools Australians on career direction

| Federal | No Comments
Self-described ‘supervillain’ asks if you want to be an insider or an outsider?
The year 2017 is coming to a close, and where do Australian government currently stand in the midst of electoral instability?

Tail-end of 2017: Where does government stand?

| Federal, State | No Comments
Officials need to work harder to earn back public trust.
It's a complex and difficult field, but procurement teams need to face up to the challenge of self-assessment to ensure they're fit for the job.

Making procurement teams more robust in face of change

| Federal, Procurement | No Comments
Encourage teams to be proactive in self-assessment.

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The NSW government has recruited the former technology head of Macquarie, Damon Rees to help lead the state's digital agenda.

5 Minutes With… Damon Rees, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NSW Government

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Get the whole story on NSW's digital pathway from one of the government's top information leaders.
Coretta Bessi, former Chief Procurement Officer at NBN Co, chats to GovNews about how to effectively run a high level decision-making role.

5 Minutes With… Coretta Bessi, former Chief Procurement Officer, NBN Co

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How to effectively run a high level decision-making role in one of Australia's most closely examined organisations.
Stone & Chalk's expert in residence Paul Shetler chats to GovNews about the state of the public sector and what needs to be improved.

5 Minutes With… Paul Shetler, Expert in Residence at Stone & Chalk

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What needs to be improved internally in the public sector? The former head of the Digital Transformation Office has the answers.
Bureau of Meteorology chief information officer Dr Lesley Seebeck gives an insiders' view on the complex information management of a prominent agency.

5 Minutes With… Bureau of Meteorology CIO Dr Lesley Seebeck

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Is it an exciting time to be a CIO? Find out what Dr Seebeck thinks...