Public sector reform Archive

New water laws for Western Australia (19 November 2013)

Western Australia’s Liberal-National State Government has announced that new water laws will transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia after they come into effect today. Western Australia’s Water Minister, Mr Terry Redman, said

Australia’s Federal Government implements election commitment to establish National Commission of Audit (28 October 2013)

On 22 October 2013, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey, and announced the commencement of the National Commission of Audit. The Commission of Audit was a key election commitment of the new [Liberal-National] Federal Government. It will assess the

Local government reform in Western Australia (14 October 2013)

Western Australia’s Local Government Minister, Mr Tony Simpson, has announced that local government reform is progressing strongly with merger proposals from 19 Western Australian metropolitan councils. Mr Simpson said the proposals were a key step in the Western Australian

Incoming Liberal-National Government removes Public Service Heads and restructures public service (19 September 2013)

The new Liberal-National government at Federal level in Australia was sworn in on 18 September 2013. The same day, incoming Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott announced changes to the Federal public service, including removal of some heads of departments.

Queensland releases new set of public service values (10 September 2013)

On 6 September 2013, Queensland’s Premier, Mr Campbell Newman, released the state’s first set of “official whole-of-government organisational values”. Mr Newman said that the values were a key element in the government’s goal of having the most responsive and

Shake-up of Public Service Department Heads in Queensland (10 September 2013)

The Premier of the State of Queensland, Mr Campbell Newman, has announced a series of Director-General moves and appointments which he says are aimed at making Queensland’s public service the best in Australia. Mr Ian Maynard will move from

Queensland seeks to give school principals stronger disciplinary powers (20 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Education, Training and Employment, Mr John-Paul Langbroek, has announced the introduction to parliament of a new Bill aimed at giving school principals stronger disciplinary powers. Mr Langbroek said that the Education (Strengthening Discipline in State Schools)

Search for new Director General of Queensland Health as Dr Tony O’Connell departs (17 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Health, Mr Lawrence Springborg, has announced the launch of a nation-wide campaign to recruit a new Director-General to succeed Dr Tony O’Connell as the head of Queensland Health. Mr Springborg said Dr O’Connell has departed the

Reform of the Australian Public Service: New values, & new appointment processes for Department heads (21 June 2013)

On 18 June 2013, the Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, Mr Mark Dreyfus QC, unveiled a further step in the Government’s reform program for public service integrity when he launched the new Australian Public Service Values. “The

Western Australia announces up to 1,000 public service voluntary redundancies, targeted severances, and cap on public sector wages bill (13 June 2013)

The Western Australian State Government has announced a suite of reforms which are aimed at improving the efficiency of the public sector and delivering savings. Western Australian Premier, Mr Colin Barnett, said the reforms would provide for the voluntary