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  • This is how we do it

    Style Manual content is user-focused, descriptive and evidence-based. We explain what this means and how it shapes the way we work.

    8 November 2022

  • Transitive and intransitive verbs

    Knowing about transitivity can help you to write more clearly. A transitive verb should be close to the direct object for a sentence to make sense.

    8 August 2022

  • ‘Whole-of-government’, a whole can of worms …

    ‘Whole-of-government’ is jargon. Take care to use ‘whole-of-government’ only when it makes your content clearer. 

    4 March 2022

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