26 September 2023

PS News: The 17-year-old teenager returns!

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Welcome to another year of PS News as it goes about finding and reporting the news, information and encouragement for Her Majesty’s many Public Services across Australia who have come to expect since Australia’s first ever online newspaper hit the super cyber highway in 2005.

Greeting life as a 10-page newsletter for 1,500 members of the Australian Public Service as a trial in 2005, PS News has now reached the ripe old age of 17 growing as many teenagers do, into a much larger, wider and more confident individual with a life of its own and a long list of friends and fans ensuring it keeps on the straight and level.

From the early days when all PS News had to offer were news stories, the free weekly journal now delivers almost 100 new pages every week, sharing its wisdom on how to feed a hungry family after a day at work with Christine Salins’ rapid recipes; How to plan the holiday of a lifetime from worldly Traveller Rama Gaind; Keeping the old car running with motoring master Paul Gover; and how to use music to soothe the hard working staff member with the beat of Ian Phillips.

And when all else fails, what better than a cure of comedy from Ted Quinlan’s PS cartoons, incredibly still lively and laughable after more than 600 playful PS parodies despite the serious nature of work in PS offices.

As always PS News remains its readers’ retainer, always keen to try new and better ideas to serve its readers and improve, even more, its service to its Public Services.

Just let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll see if we can oblige.

In the meantime, read on and relish what the 17-year-old PS News has found for your information, education and interest this year so far.

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