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Latest news: Public service

Federal Government: APS reforms & financial hardship counselling

A bill to amend the Public Service Act 1999 has passed the Senate, and the government has boosted funding for financial counselling services.

Canberra’s public servant bands to battle it out in Dept of Rock

A brand-new competition is calling on musically inclined public servants to share their skills and battle it out for the top spot in Dept of Rock.

Coalition government spent $20.8b on ‘shadow’ public service

A public service audit has found the workforce under the previous government was 37 per cent larger than initially reported.

Public sector board review to end ‘jobs for mates’

The federal government is launching a review of public sector board appointments to ensure they are based on merit rather than politics and "jobs for mates".

Liberals: ACT public service is not reporting serious issues

A senior ACT public servant apparently could not remember reporting maladministration, corruption, or fraud as required under law.

Plans to move APS agencies out of ACT concerning: Andrew Barr

The expansion of national security agencies announced in this year’s Budget may result in an increase in the Australian Public Service, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr believes – but he is concerned about plans to move APS agencies out of Canberra.

Greens: Outsourcing undermining public service

The Greens say the Morrison Government’s “ideological mission” has seriously undermined the Australian Public Service, after the second interim report from the Select Committee on Job Security was released on Tuesday (19...

100 new ACT public service jobs created

One hundred new, temporary, casual jobs will be created within the ACT Public Service following another expansion of the Jobs for Canberrans Fund.