PRIMROSE RIORDAN 8:04pm Leaked documents from a post-budget meeting of senior librarians reveal that many government departments' libraries may be outsourced and the Department of the Environment has confirmed that its in-house library services have been cut.
NOEL TOWELL 9:35pm Plans for a snap poll on a key wage deal for tens of thousands of public servants collapsed on Monday evening.
NOEL TOWELL 2:20pm Public service agencies and departments have been bluntly asked if they have made payments to the trade unions targeted by the Abbott Government’s Royal Commission into the union movement.
NOEL TOWELL Australian soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel may be facing the same below-inflation wage offer as their civilian Defence Department counterparts.
NOEL TOWELL The workplace tribunal has put the brakes on a plan by the Australian Taxation Office to sack dozens of staff who keep tabs on the country's $500 billion in self-managed superannuation funds.
NOEL TOWELL One of Canberra’s parliamentary departments has a job vacancy that's so good, it doesn't want to tell the rest of the Australian Public Service about it.
NOEL TOWELL The Defence Department looks set to offer its 20,000 public servants pay rises of just 0.9 per cent - more than two per cent below inflation.
NOEL TOWELL If DHS bosses pull off an audacious industrial smash-and-grab by winning the snap poll of their 30,000 workers, it will be a stunning victory for the Coalition's public sector industrial relations policy.
PRIMROSE RIORDAN Anglicare have agreed to continue providing childcare at Parliament house until the end of 2014.
NOEL TOWELL Federal opposition accuses government of “aggressive” tactics against Commonwealth’s biggest department.
NOEL TOWELL The federal government has offered tens of thousands of public servants at its biggest department a pay deal that is nearly 2 per cent below inflation.And the Department of Human Services says the offer will be slashed to just .75 per cent per year if its 30,000 bureaucrats do not sign up to the deal within five weeks.
Primrose Riordan and Noel Towell New paid parking laws and security restrictions are being blamed for the potential closure of childcare services at Parliament House.
NOEL TOWELL Don't go Carol: five reasons why Parliamentary Service's boss Carol Mills should refuse the job as Clerk of the House of Commons and stay in with us in Canberra
Department of Parliamentary Services secretary Carol Mills in line for job as Britain’s House of Commons Clerk
NOEL TOWELL A senior Canberra public servant is the frontrunner for the prestigious job of Britain's House of Commons Clerk.
Noel Towell and Ben Butler The Australian Taxation Office's internal culture is so poor that its ability to do its job is in danger, according to a scathing internal report.
NOEL TOWELL Public servants at the federal government’s largest department are being asked to “consider” giving up $250 million in extra work, scheduled pay rises and annual leave.
NOEL TOWELL Canberra’s tallest building, Lovett Tower in Woden, looks to be heading for a genteel retirement; a possible conversions into an aged-care facility after its last public servant packs up their desk.
ROSS PEAKE Canberra faces more tough years ahead as the “bitter pill” of delayed cuts to the public service take effect, an economic study to be published on Monday predicts.
PHILLIP THOMSON The army of inspectors dishing out parking fines in Canberra just got bigger.
PHILLIP THOMSON Three specialist staff who help maintain Canberra's national memorials, fountains and artworks will be retrenched and their work outsourced.
NOEL TOWELL The Australian Taxation Office says it will design its internal systems for the majority of honest taxpayers, not the minority of cheats.
PHILLIP THOMSON Union says managers were about to stand over shoulders of 200 staff – literally.
MARKUS MANNHEIM The laws that govern about 20,000 ACT public servants' working conditions are likely to be replaced this year, but details of the overhaul remain confidential.
TOM MCILROY Paid parking in Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle will start on October 1.
MARKUS MANNHEIM An IT executive who was sexually harassed by a colleague has won a payout that observers say will rock employers.
PHILLIP THOMSON Government budget cuts continue to wreak havoc at Australia’s premier science organisation.
PHILLIP THOMSON Labor's point man on the public service, Brendan O'Connor, says the federal government would reap a nasty harvest if public servants were poorly treated during bargaining negotiations.
PHILLIP THOMSON The decision by federal public servants to buy 100,000 pairs of army boots overseas will be scrutinised by Defence Minister David Johnston who is "very concerned" over the best value for money for taxpayers.
MARKUS MANNHEIM Two weeks ago, Scott Morrison walked into a room to talk about a new border protection headquarters. But the audience wasn't listening.
PHILLIP THOMSON Energy rating stickers used to try to fool inspectors in Canberra as law breakers nudge doctors and nurses out of valuable car spaces.
PHILLIP THOMSON CNN presenter asks whether we should now hug scientists, instead of trees.
MARKUS MANNHEIM More than 1300 programmers, designers, students and other inquisitive folk took part in this year's weekend-long "hackathon".
PHILLIP THOMSON The ATO wants to cut quickly to minimise anxiety.
PHILLIP THOMSON "I will not stand by while you advocate stripping Canberra for parts,'' Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson says.
PHILLIP THOMSON Tasmanian MP and former long-serving federal bureaucrat Andrew Wilkie launches an assault on capital's 60-year history as home of the bureaucracy.
PHILLIP THOMSON Changes to Comcare are expected to increase premiums for Commonwealth departments - and taxpayers.
PHILLIP THOMSON CSIRO staff will have less than a month to bargain over their new agreement before their old accord expires.
PHILLIP THOMSON Respected scientist's fears for national icon.
NOEL TOWELL The federal government's biggest department is accused of trying to squeeze an extra $100m of work each year from its public servants - for free.
PHILLIP THOMSON Moving bureaucrats to tropical Queensland and elsewhere would leave departments ''struggling to find staff''.
MARKUS MANNHEIM Most Canberra home owners whose properties may contain deadly asbestos fibres want the ACT government to prevent the public from knowing which houses pose a risk, the Chief Minister says.
NOEL TOWELL A terrified Department of Human Services public servant has left Canberra in the wake of last year’s chainsaw attack at the department’s Tuggeranong offices.
PHILLIP THOMSON Pack the sunscreen, the big push is on to move Canberra public servants to northern Australia.
ROSS PEAKE Tens of thousands more federal public service jobs could be lost to outsourcing and privatisation, unions warn.
MARKUS MANNHEIM The main public servants' union has urged staff not to cave in to the Abbott government's industrial threats as an effective wage freeze takes hold across the bureaucracy.
PHILLIP THOMSON Comcare aims to get public servants back to work sooner to reduce burden on public purse.
PHILLIP THOMSON The axe moving through the federal bureaucracy is sure to chop away plenty of sharp minds but advice may be coming from the most unlikely places - the world of dance.
NOEL TOWELL An ACT public servant’s sore knee has re-opened up the battle over what constitutes a public sector workplace injury.
NOEL TOWELL The Defence Department’s publicity battalion has called in reinforcements from the private sector, spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars on consultants for public relations advice.
PHILLIP THOMSON Public servant seeking compensation said his two adult children living at home were too busy to mow the lawn.
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