Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from Club Troppo

Garbage in, garbage out and civil service effectiveness

July 21, 2017 - 00:05 -- Admin

The often good Institute for Government has added to the world’s league ladders. As Woody Allen says in Annie Hall “All you people do in California is give away awards. Adolf Hitler: Greatest Fascist Dictator”. Anyway, who doesn’t need an effective civil service? I know Australia does. So does pretty much everyone come to think of it.

The worst bit of old age is not being extended. It’s being delayed.

July 17, 2017 - 15:00 -- Admin

You’ve heard it a million times: in developed nations, populations are ageing. At the extremes, that could mean two quite different things. It could mean a host of frail elderly people stuck in nursing homes for 20 years, or it could mean a bunch of 80-year-olds who act like the 60-year-olds of years gone by – getting on, but essentially still vital and functioning.