1 March 2017
Our Humble Servants?
Australia’s bloated bureaucracy stems back to colonial days and just keeps getting bigger, writes William Coleman. ‘Public Servant’—in the sense of ‘government employee’—is an Australianism that originated in the earliest days of European settlement. As a term for government employee in general, it was well established by the 1840s. By 1885, its specific reference to government administrators had received a