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Twilight world of staffers makes for toxic, taxpayer-funded workplaces

Bernard Keane (The Mandarin)


The extraordinarily privileged position that the major political parties occupy in industrial relations in Australia is rarely commented upon, mostly because the parties prefer it that way. No other employer in Australia is less accountable, more subsidised and more secretive than political parties in relation to the electoral, advisory and media staff they employ.

Taxpayer-Funded Workplaces
Taxpayer-Funded Workplaces

More correctly, taxpayers employ them. Certainly, taxpayers pay for them, but politi