Opinion

Amanda Vanstone | After robodebt, it's important we don't forget our public service heroes

Amanda Vanstone
July 20 2023 - 5:30am
Anthony Albanese with NDIS Minister Bill Shorten front a press conference after the release of the robodebt report. Picture by Gary Ramage
Anthony Albanese with NDIS Minister Bill Shorten front a press conference after the release of the robodebt report. Picture by Gary Ramage

In the aftermath of the robodebt royal commission, the public service has taken something of a belting. We shouldn't judge a whole organisation or profession by the actions of a few. That works both ways. Don't assume all public servants are bad apples nor that all are heroes.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She writes fortnightly for ACM.

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