InDaily InDaily

Support independent Journalism Donate Subscribe
Support independent journalism

Public servants

Get InDaily in your inbox. Daily. The best local news sent straight to your inbox every workday at lunchtime.

Thanks for signing up to the InDaily newsletter.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Steven Marshall being sworn in as Premier last month, flanked by the chief executive of the Department of Premier and Cabinet Don Russell (third from left), who was subsequently sacked as part of a public service purge. Photo: Twitter
Opinion

Taking the politics out of our public service

The politicisation of South Australia’s public service is a product of historical hubris and malice that has become entrenched over decades, writes former minister Mark Brindal. Unravelling the state’s bureaucratic Gordian Knot will be a defining test of Steven Marshall’s premiership.