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George Fripley

George Friplely has worked in the public service for more than eight years, and in that time has risen to the dizzying heights of managing an agency (for a brief period of time). He has a great deal of experience in dealing with the day-to-day decision-making processes and has a wealth of knowledge about government process. He is currently in hiding among the stacks of files in his government department, hoping that his revelations do not cause him to become the subject of an ASIO investigation, or worse still, that somebody realises that he actually exists and sends some work his way! George blogs at and George's thoughts on government and bureaucracy are now available in the definitive government employees manual, You Can't Polish A Turd - the Civil Servant's Manual, published by Night Publishing. His next book provisionally titled The Dregs of History is due for release in 2011.

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Bureaucracy at its most advanced!
Humour & Satire - 22/06/2010 - 2 comments
Getting a job within government
Humour & Satire - 11/02/2009 - 12 comments
Solving policy problems in government - ‘The bog’
Humour & Satire - 15/12/2008
Understanding your work colleagues - Part 2
Humour & Satire - 7/11/2008 - 2 comments
Understanding your work colleagues - Part 1
Humour & Satire - 21/10/2008 - 2 comments
Five ways to brighten a dull day
Humour & Satire - 26/09/2008 - 5 comments
The guide to creating a five-year strategic plan for government
Humour & Satire - 13/08/2008
The great government philosophers
Humour & Satire - 30/07/2008 - 13 comments
Advanced bureaucracy 101 - restructures, reviews, re-organisation
Humour & Satire - 15/07/2008
The five paradigms for success as a government employee
Humour & Satire - 30/06/2008 - 18 comments

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