The front is a nice guy but shorter
Between, an Aussie straw's hindquarter
The tail is tragic when it blows
A bureaucrat's weapon - they're pros!
All clues involved, including the whole word, are between 2 to 5 letters long.
The reference to an "Aussie's straw" is a pop culture phenomenon. The "Aussie's straw" is two words, "hindquarter" means use the last word. As for the suffix, well, it's true - just ask a rockstar!