Government calls a halt after taxpayer foots bills for 650 hours of massage.
Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Ranks of "non-ongoing" public servants continue to swell.
No vote at the agency where 20 per cent of public servants are bargaining reps.
Troubled public service department must abandon the process and begin again.
The federal government's ill-fated Shared Services Centre was leaderless in the weeks before its takeover by the Finance Department was announced.
Public service bosses getting the workplace safety message, says Comcare.
Workers who keep the flag flying at Canberra's Parliament House are the latest group public servants threatening to walk off the job.
Rosemary Huxtable confirmed as acting Finance Department boss as Jane Halton has announces her resignation after 15 years as a department head.
Giant department offers upfront pay rise in return for industrial peace, but there's a catch.
The former Treasurer said 'Orwellian' language was being deployed to try to disguise the reality of what was being done to government workers.