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Noel Towell Nick Ralston An alleged ringleader of the Defence Force's ''Jedi Council'' was charged by NSW police in Queanbeyan on Monday.
Noel Towell, Nick Ralston The alleged ringleader of the Defence Force’s ‘‘Knights of the Jedi Council’’ was charged by NSW police in Queanbeyan on Monday.
Noel Towell Federal government departments are still hiring contractors and consultants - some charging thousands of dollars per day - despite the order to freeze all public service recruitment.
Noel Towell As the federal public service plans mass redundancies, one government department is preparing to pay hundreds of bureaucrats up to $130,000 a year "just for showing up''.
Noel Towell Zed Seselja will be a happy politician indeed if his Senate career continues as it began on Wednesday evening.
Noel Towell Former ACT opposition leader Zed Seselja has completed his move to federal politics, and was sworn in as a senator for the territory for the first time.
Noel Towell Australia's frontline defence against invasive plant and animal diseases is the latest operation to be hit by federal government cutbacks.
Noel Towell and Bridie Smith Cuts to almost a quarter of the workforce of Australia's premier science organisation have been decried by Labor, the Greens and CSIRO staff.
Noel Towell Job cuts at Australia's frontline science agency will hurt the nation's ability to combat the threat of deadly bushfires, according to CSIRO staff.
Noel Towell, Mark Kenny, Bridie Smith Almost a quarter of scientists, researchers and workers at Australia's premier science institution will lose their jobs under the federal government's present public service jobs freeze.
Noel Towell Labor's federal caucus has had a "nasty factional brawl over the spoils of defeat", says former chief minister Jon Stanhope.
Noel Towell The anti-terrorism protection force at some of Australia's key military bases is to be slashed, as the Defence Department struggles to find budget savings.
Noel Towell Federal bureaucrats must be cheaper, more mobile and easier to sack, if the government is to achieve its ambitious savings targets, says a public sector labour analyst.
Noel Towell, Judith Ireland Public service bosses in Tony Abbott's department are not keen to talk about royal portraits that have appeared at their Canberra headquarters in the wake of Mr Abbott's election victory.
Noel Towell The controversial social media voice of the Immigration Department’s top spin doctor has been silenced by the incoming Abbott government.
Noel Towell Three high-profile public service department heads have been sacked by the incoming Abbott government.
Noel Towell Up to a quarter of the nation's Centrelink call centre workers are set to lose their jobs before the end of the year.
Noel Towell Incoming foreign minister Julie Bishop has already clashed with her department over luxury hotel accommodation on an upcoming trip to New York.
Noel Towell Liberal challenger Peter Hendy leads by a wafer-thin margin as counting continues in the knife-edge seat of Eden-Monaro.
Noel Towell The Coalition will hit the public service with a bigger efficiency dividend if elected on Saturday, ripping another $428 million from departmental budgets.