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What to do when you get fired: lessons from our political leaders

Politicians have notoriously low job security, so if anyone knows how to get fired and move on, it should be them, right? For better or worse, Marni takes a look at what we can learn from our esteemed leaders of the past.

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The public sector: a world of opportunity

‘People have this idea that working in the public sector is all about boring jobs but it isn’t. I’ve had an extraordinary career doing terrific things that I believe in.’

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How to become prime minister: the path to the top

The road to the Lodge has sometimes been a rocky one, as recent events have demonstrated. The path can be arduous and is not for the faint-hearted.

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Rudd supports new employment initiative for Indigenous Australians

The federal government released information yesterday announcing its support for a new project to provide full-time employment for Indigenous Australians.

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Navy leadership program for women

In an effort to improve opportunities for women in leadership roles in the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Government is expanding its Navy Women’s Leadership Program in 2010.

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