Temporary government workers may have their contracts extended for up to three years as part of reforms introduced by Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd.
Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.
Jobs will go at Canberra based Airservices Australia.
Public servants report a spike in testing during recent weeks.
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Fear government's cyber security recruitment drive will lead to job cuts.
ATO and union trade accusations of dishonesty and scare campaigns as staff vote on revised pay deal.
Close to 21,000 public servants have been presented with a new pay deal. But that's not all.
Immigration and customs staff at international airports will resume postponed strike action on Wednesday.