Posts Tagged ‘politicians’

CIS Podcast ep 26 – week ending 25 October 2013

Posted: 3:03 pm on 25th October 2013

Episode 26 – produced for the week ending 25 October 2013   Topics Does the Coalition government mean Gonski is goneski? Social cohesion and multiculturalism Debt ceilings, deficits and the Commission of Audit With Jen Buckingham and Will Shrubb, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS education expert Jen Buckingham to talk about funding and Will Shrubb casts…

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CIS Podcast ep 25 – week ending 18 October 2013

Posted: 10:31 am on 18th October 2013

Episode 25 – produced for the week ending 18 October 2013   Topics Bringing market disciplines to public hospitals – lessons from the UK Bikie gangs and expanding police powers Special guest Nick Cater joins us to reflect on the response to his book With Jeremy Sammut and Trisha Jha, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS visiting…

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CIS Podcast ep 24 – week ending 11 October 2013

Posted: 4:08 pm on 11th October 2013

Episode 24 – produced for the week ending 11 October 2013   Topics The politics of teaching struggling kids how to read, and Politicians expenses – scandal or not? with Jen Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut and Ben Herscovitch, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS education expert Jen Buckingham to talk about her latest piece on the politics of teaching kids…

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CIS Podcast ep 23 – week ending 4 October 2013

Posted: 8:20 am on 8th October 2013

Episode 23 – produced for the week ending 4 October 2013   Topics Government shutdown in the United States, and Holden seeking another taxpayer bailout, with Robert Carling, Ben Herscovitch and Will Shrubb, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS fiscal policy expert Robert Carling to talk about the government shutdown in the US, Ben Herscovitch for another…

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CIS Podcast ep 21 – week ending 20 September 2013

Posted: 4:55 pm on 20th September 2013

Episode 21 – produced for the week ending 20 September 2013   Topics Ongoing turmoil in the Middle East,  the new government and the latest from Wastewatch with Trish Jha, Ben Herscovitch and Andrew Baker Produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS foreign policy expert Ben Herscovitch, and friends of the podcast Trisha Jha and Andrew Baker to…

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CIS Podcast ep 19 – week ending 6 September 2013

Posted: 3:14 pm on 6th September 2013

Episode 19 – produced for the week ending 6th of September 2013   Topics The rebellion in Syria The final week of the Australian election campaign with Trish Jha, Ben Herscovitch and Jeremy Sammut  Produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS foreign policy expert Ben Herscovitch, and friends of the podcast Trisha Jha and Jeremy Sammut to talk…

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CIS Podcast ep 18 – week ending 23 August 2013

Posted: 5:12 pm on 24th August 2013

Episode 18 – produced for the week ending 23rd of August 2013   Topics Cuts or reforms to the public service Leadership and vision in politics Spending promises and TARGET30 with Alex Philipatos and Robert Carling   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS industrial relations expert Alex Philipatos to talk public sector workforce reform and Robert Carling to about the election. Topics Are cuts to…

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CIS Podcast ep 17 – week ending 16 August 2013

Posted: 7:32 pm on 16th August 2013

Episode 17 – produced for the week ending 16th of August 2013   Topics A special economic zone in Northern Australia Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook Egypt – autocracy, democracy and Islam with Trisha Jha and Ben Herscovitch   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS foreign policy expert Ben Herscovitch (in person!) to talk foreign policy, and Trisha Jha puts the election…

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CIS Podcast ep 16 – week ending 9 August 2013

Posted: 5:12 pm on 8th August 2013

Episode 16 – produced for the week ending 9th of August 2013   Topics Tax reform – smaller government means less taxation Week 1 of The Australian election in context with Robert Carling and Jeremy Sammut     Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS taxation expert Robert Carling to talk about his latest report, and Jeremy Sammut puts the election into context. Topics…

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Queensland Health payroll blowout amounts to $1.2 billion

Posted: 11:12 am on 8th August 2013

This week, the inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll software bungle was completed and handed down in Parliament by the Newman Government. The Australian reported that: IBM delivered the flawed payroll system in 2010. It resulted in thousands of health workers being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. The $6.19m contract blew out and will ultimately cost Queensland taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion. The system, which was meant to be…

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