Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and by Paul Malone

By Paul Malone

The articles during this assortment have been first released within the Canberra occasions among 14 November 2005 and 22 April 2006 in a marginally assorted structure. on occasion 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 given that they have been first released.

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I would always take the call if it was made (often it’s not), listen to the issue that was raised with me, think about it, talk to my officers and go back. You won’t be surprised that normally I would support my officers’ positions but I’m no rubber stamp. I 22 The Devil’s Advocate – Ian Watt, Department of Finance and Administration would always think about what any of my senior colleagues from other departments say to me. I have never felt that any of my colleagues would pressure me unreasonably or unfairly or at all, to change my department’s views because it suited them.

As for other mistakes, he says that sometimes he has delegated work when he should have done it himself. ” He says he has only ever had one really nasty manager. “He was just an unpleasant man who saw himself testing people all the time,” he says. “He’d tell you later, ‘well I put that on you just to see how you’d cope’. I just don’t like that kind of game playing. ” He nominates three major challenges for the department at the moment. Firstly, sustaining operations and giving the most effective and efficient services support possible to Australia’s deployed forces and ensuring that they are well prepared.

Macquarie Bank chief Allan Morris received a salary of $659,323 and a ‘short-term incentive’ of $17,436,757. 4 million. The head of the Defence Materials Organisation, Dr Steve Gumley, who was recruited from the private sector after rising through Australian companies to become Vice President Information Services with the Boeing Company, has no doubt that Smith is not properly remunerated for the responsibility he carries. “No! 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.

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