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The Australian Government has established an independent review to ensure the Australian Public Service (APS) is fit-for-purpose in the coming decades. The Chair of the APS review panel, David Thodey, has stated the APS doesn’t need fixing—it isn’t broken.
There is a romantic notion of the good ol’ days, when colleagues were exceptional and the people running public sector organisations knew what they were doing. A Chief Executive who has spent many years working in Minister’s Offices recently mentioned that he believes senior public servants compare unfavourably with the ‘giants’ of his early career, noting they are now relatively inexperienced, unworldly and unsophisticated.