News and resources for Australia’s public sector leaders.

The public sector plays a critical and sometimes underappreciated role in this country. It needs strong and independent news coverage, and a place where its leaders can discuss the issues they face at the coalface of modern bureaucracy.

The Mandarin is made for public sector leaders and executives and the many stakeholders and suppliers interested in their work.

Put simply, we deliver the news and analysis that the public sector reads every day.

“Our Executive often arrange department wide briefings to update us on something we read about the day before in The Mandarin.” Mandarin reader interview 2018

With a focus on senior executives and public administration professionals, there is no other news source like it.

The Mandarin is also an invaluable resource for business, community groups and public policy professionals wanting to better understand and collaborate in the development of policy, programs and regulation.

It is our belief, and our editorial intention, that better insight and understanding of how things work can lead to a better relationship between the public sector and the people it serves.