1 December, 2020

Our top tips for 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we need to communicate well during a crisis. So here are tips from the United States Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, which we published back in May. These are still the gold standard: be first: Crises are time-sensitive. Communicating information quickly […]
1 December, 2020

Transfer of power in a democracy

In a democracy, with great power comes great responsibility. And sometimes, a bare minimum display of decorum is all what we ask for … Over the years where each passing president has shared their thoughts and wisdom with their successors. Letter from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush after he […]
1 December, 2020

In 2020, some people inspired us

The truth is 2020 has been a pretty average year. So we’d like to recognise those who’ve done amazing work and made Australia a better place. One First place goes to the people of Victoria. Stoic, resilient and courageous in the face of economic and viral hardship, they went into […]
1 December, 2020

Blackwhite – December

The Government of China is displeased with Australia for 14 specific reasons. We reprint these as an example of incoherent government-speak. Sometimes, however hard you try, black just cannot appear as white. Apparently Australia has erred by: banning Huawei 5G phones from rolling out 5G over ‘unfounded’ security concerns targeting […]
1 December, 2020

This is Julia …

In one of our workshops, ‘Working effectively at APS 3–4’, a participant was reflecting on what integrity means in the modern public service. Inspiration came from our senior facilitator, Dr Julia Cornwell McKean, who was running this workshop. The things that smart people can do with Imgflip!  
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