Public Service review long overdue: Bernardi

May 04, 2018

The Turnbull Government has commissioned an independent review of the Australian Public Service to ensure it is best placed to serve Australian Governments and the Australian people into the future.

The news has been welcomed by Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi who has long been critical of government inefficiencies, duplication of service delivery at a federal, state and territory level in both the health and education sectors and of the need to combine and re-purpose the ABC and SBS.

The review will be led by Mr David Thodey AO, (pictured) a distinguished business leader, former CEO of Telstra and current chair of the CSIRO.

A range of global, technological and public policy developments are transforming our economy and our society, presenting both opportunities and challenges and Senator Bernardi sees the need for the review to both improve efficiencies within the public sector and address duplication of services already well served by the commercial sector (the ABC and SBS being cases in point).

A media release from Prime Minister Turnbull today said that, “many of the fundamentals of Australia’s public sector in 2018 reflect the outcomes of a Royal Commission held back in the mid 1970s. It is therefore timely to examine the capability, culture and operating model of the APS, to ensure it is equipped to engage with the key policy, service delivery and regulatory issues of the day”.

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