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PM talks changes for APS

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THE PRIME MINISTER has outlined his future ambition for the Australian Public Service (APS) ahead of the Thodey review of the APS expected in the coming weeks. Scott Morrison emphasised six key components in an address to the Institute of Public Administration in Canberra on the 19 August, which he hopes

Who ‘owned’ the Darling these past years?

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River managed for export crops — too bad fish, birds, graziers, communities THE Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission was an opportunity for numerous organisations and citizens to share their concerns about the way the inland river system was being managed. Here’s a flavor of what they saw. RUBY DAVIES GREW up alongside the

Dark Emu: pre-colonial Aboriginal society

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Australia should be proud but few learn this in school. “IT IS EXCITING to revisit the words of the first Europeans to ‘witness’ the pre-colonial Aboriginal economy. In Dark Emu, my aim is to give rise to the possibility of an alternative view of pre-colonial Aboriginal society”, Bruce Pascoe writes in

Success in treating Wombat mange

Wildlife carer’s innovative method that any landholder can adopt WOMBATS IN AUSTRALIA face challenges to their survival, including drought and the destruction of their homes due to environmental factors and human activities. As if that were not enough, sarcoptic mange remains a considerable hurdle for our native friends. Mange is a contagious

After COAL: cooperative business offers new jobs, lower prices

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As the federal Liberal National government tears itself apart continuing the energy policy wars of the past decade, a worker-owner business in the Latrobe Valley, where coal is winding up, shows how ‘ordinary Australians’ working with progressive policy-makers can show the way. A  Bulletin special feature on community solutions with

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