public service

Public service is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus (usually expressed through democratic elections) that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income, physical ability or mental acuity. Even where public services are neither publicly provided nor publicly financed, for social and political reasons they are usually subject to regulation going beyond that applying to most economic sectors. Public policy when made in the public's interest and motivations can provide public services. Public service is also a course that can be studied at a college or university. Examples of public services are the fire brigade, police, air force, and paramedics. Wikipedia
The Age - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:37

The public servant at Matthew Guy's penthouse developer meeting didn't know it was a fundraiser
Under public service guidelines, bureaucrats are required to "avoid any participation in activities which support a political party, including attendance at fundraising events".
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Tampa Bay Times Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:08

Utilities face barrage of questions as power returns to Tampa Bay
The power's back. But the questions are just starting.
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KPMG and McKinsey feel the heat as graft scandal rocks SA
As global companies implicated in a graft scandal scramble to contain the damage to their reputations, politicians and law enforcement agencies are prevaricating and stalling official investigations.via Fin24
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1 NEWS Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:27

'Time to reflect' - anniversary of women's suffrage in NZ today
It was 124 years ago today that NZ became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote. Remember to exercise that right this election!
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Channel NewsAsia Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:23

Let private sector lead way in offering innovative transport services: Finnish minister
Authority-driven transport systems tend not to move fast enough to adapt to users’ needs, Finland's Minister for Transport and Communications Anne Berner says.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:12

'It beggars belief': State's consultant bills set to soar by millions
The consultancy budget for the Department of Premier and Cabinet is set to jump to $10.8 million, up from $3.5 million in 2016-17.
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Tampa Bay Times Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:09

What restaurants, authors, events is Tampa Bay missing out on?
Here are the authors, events and restaurants our critics would like to see come to Tampa Bay. Which ones did we miss.
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The Straits Times Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:10

Lessons from the Presidential Election: A look at 3 key issues
What might walkovers mean for the elected presidency in the long run?
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Jeremy Corbyn Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:07

May suffers humiliation as DUP backs Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees
Theresa May should comply with the will of Parliament by ending the NHS pay cap and reversing their latest hike in tuition fees.
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