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Eyeballing DFAT

17 February 2018

9:00 AM

17 February 2018

9:00 AM

The problem with our foreign affairs bureaucracy isn’t just the consistent political correctness and suspicion of the Coalition. Much time and effort are devoted to activity often at best marginal to the advancement of Australia’s international interests. Huge effort goes into fretting about how to achieve increased staffing diversity in DFAT, including through ‘diversity networks’ and ‘champions’ – even though the days when the bureaucracy was dominated by Anglo heterosexual males are long gone.

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