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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.

Privacy watchdogs to ask FFA, NSW police and SCG Trust how soccer fans' details were published

Markus Mannheim Soccer's governing body, police and a government agency to receive 'please explain' letters.

ASIO's new neighbours' links to China's government

ASIO building

Primrose Riordan and Markus Mannheim A Chinese billionaire who is the head of a China-backed tech conglomerate is linked to the purchase of a $64 million piece of land next door to ASIO's new Canberra HQ.

ACT government may become one of the world's most transparent under Greens' FOI plan

Transparency secrecy generic

Markus Mannheim Draft laws carry fines of up to $14,000 for public servants who wrongly suppress documents.

Unions doubt higher pay rises for public servants will end industrial stalemate

ACT senator Katy Gallagher says public servants' conditions cannot be bought with an extra 0.5 per cent pay rise.

Markus Mannheim Staff are worried about keeping working conditions, not the size of their pay rise.

Turnbull government increases public servants' maximum pay rise to 2% a year

The new employment and public service minister, Michaelia Cash.

Markus Mannheim After a year-long industrial campaign, the federal government has relaxed its tight limits on public service pay rises.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet junks selection criteria, embraces 'one-page pitch'

IT workers have to compete with 35 applicants per job.

Markus Mannheim Department also stops advertising salaries, because it wants people attracted to the job not the level.

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Public servants brace for pension shock

The key force weighing on the market was falling commodity prices, which dragged the materials and energy sector 4.6 per cent and 3.5 per cent lower respectively.

Noel Towell and Markus Mannheim Public service retirees say any move against their pensions would be unfair and ill-informed.

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Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministerial buzz echoes Harold Holt and John Gorton's accessions

Harold Holt and John Gorton

Markus Mannheim Excitement of the leadership change seem familiar? It's all happened like this before.

What do government agencies ask public servants to do with gifts?


Markus Mannheim We asked the 20 largest APS workplaces about their staff gift policies. Here are their responses.

Ex-SBS journalist Scott McIntyre free to challenge Anzac Day Twitter sacking

Sacked over Twitter comments: Scott McIntyre.

Markus Mannheim Industrial tribunal says Diggers died to protect "rights and freedoms" such as Scott McIntyre's access to court.

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Border Force headquarters decision delayed again after Liberal fundraiser for developers

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, right, hosted a $995-a-head fundraiser attended mostly by developers bidding to build his department's headquarters.

Markus Mannheim A decision on the new office complex is now almost seven months overdue.

Tony Abbott's legacy: 15,000 fewer Australian Public Service jobs

Tony Abbott

Markus Mannheim But latest data shows both Labor and Coalition governments failed to reduce the bureaucracy's middle-management ranks.

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Canadian public servant Tony Turner likely to be sacked after his folk song 'Harperman' goes viral

Tony Turner, a public servant at Environment Canada, who wrote and sang the protest song Harperman.

Markus Mannheim Protest tune sparks national debate about public servants' freedom of speech.

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Everyone (except the government) knows about the public service's end-of-budget-year splurge


Markus Mannheim What will it take to convince a government to scratch the surface of this problem?

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Savvy public servants push the cost of retirement up by billions

The cost of pensions for retired public servants may be understated.

Noel Towell and Markus Mannheim Unfunded debt now out to $110 billion as public servants play it smarter with their retirements.

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Australian Transport Safety Bureau staff are the latest public servants to approve wage deal

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau employee during the search missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Markus Mannheim Just over half of the agency's workforce votes 'yes' to pay rises worth about 1.5% a year.

Treasury becomes first public service department to convince staff to approve new wage deal

Government leader in the Senate Eric Abetz opposes same-sex marriage.

Markus Mannheim 58 per cent vote in favour of agreement that is likely to prove less than inflation.

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Public service hiring 'freeze' to ease but some limits remain in place


Markus Mannheim On Wednesday, the government will relinquish control over recruitment and hand responsibility back to agency heads.

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Health Department chief Martin Bowles says restructure will tackle culture problems but won't cut jobs

Secretary of the Health Department Martin Bowles.

Markus Mannheim Restructure to help unclog "bureaucratic" practices and reduce overwork and 'inappropriate behaviour'.

Comsuper staff the first public servants to accept low pay rise


Markus Mannheim Public servants accept a wage rise worth about 0.86 per cent a year.

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