And the award for the most under-appreciated event of the week goes to the GovInnovate Summit in Canberra. To be fair, in a week dominated by the uproar over ABC cuts, Medibank’s ASX debut and Jacqui Lambie's departure from PUP, it’s easy to see why this summit flew under the radar. Indeed, The Ticker only found time to cover it off at the start of the week.
That being said, government innovation is a significant issue for Australia. It revolves around the nation’s favourite political pastime: finding cost savings and driving public service efficiency.
Anyway, here are this week’s top reads. Oh, and if you live in Victoria, don't forget to vote.
Graph of the week: The base pay of our politicians over the past ten years.