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The articles during this assortment have been first released within the Canberra instances among 14 November 2005 and 22 April 2006 in a marginally diverse layout. from time to time articles have been released at the one secretary. those were mixed into one and minor edits and corrections were made. The articles haven't been up to date to take account of occasions considering that they have been first released.

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Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice: Collected Articles from the Canberra Times (Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG))

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The way this is going, there are only two possible consequences I can see for this department,” he says. “I’m satisfied, having reviewed a number of them, that by and large they have been motivated by a desire to either embarrass the Government and Treasurer, or the department. Now it is not my role to help people embarrass the Government. So how am I going to respond? There are two likely responses. The first is that you will see Conclusive Certificates, stating conclusively that it is not in the public interest for the information to be released, issued on every one of them.

Not even close,” he says. “I look at the working hours and the pressures of the senior executives in Defence and I compare it with the senior executives in defence companies and the reward/risk work-profile are very, very different. You could add a zero to the secretary’s salary and probably be fairly accurate to what the private sector would pay for a similar role,” he says. “I can compare and contrast and I would view the workload and responsibility of the Secretary 31 Australian Department Heads of the Department of Defence as at least the equal of the chief executive of any of the top companies in Australia.

There are 90,000 people to whom it matters and there are lives involved in it, and massive amounts of money,” he says. “It just deserves and needs a lot of attention. Secondly, I’m well paid. And thirdly my family is grown up. So long as my wife and I understand this, then we can cope. ” As a diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1996 Smith considered his retirement options and thought he would do a couple of assignments as an ambassador – Government willing – and then retire at maybe 60 or 61.

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