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

Public service clean, survey says, but corruption experts sceptical

Public service clean, survey says, but corruption experts sceptical

Just 2.6 per cent of public service staff witnessed a colleague engage in corrupt behaviour over the past year.

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Crackdown on public service jobs that pay too much or too little

The federal bureaucracy is about to crack down on public servants who are paid vastly more, or less, than their work warrants.

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Freedom of information watchdog may be saved but staff have already left

The Senate might save the federal government's information watchdog at the 11th hour but many of its Canberra staff have already left.

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Austerity drive wipes out one in 11 federal government jobs in Canberra

Austerity drive wipes out one in 11 federal government jobs in Canberra

The federal government's austerity drive claimed the jobs of almost one in 11 of its staff in Canberra last financial year.

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Angry Norfolk Islanders reject recommendation to abolish parliament in favour of Canberra rule

When Canberrans were asked in 1978 if they wanted to govern themselves, a resounding majority said "no".

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Immigration Department broke law by publishing asylum seekers' private details

Privacy Commissioner report concludes the Department broke the law exposing private details of 'vulnerable' people, but imposes no penalties.

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Government agencies failing to learn from complaints

Government agencies believe they are getting better at handling public complaints, but they are failing to fix what actually causes problems.

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Federal public servants face pay 'rises' of 0 per cent or worse

The government has given at least two agencies the green light to offer staff nothing.

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Executive jobs to go as Immigration and Customs merge to form Australian Border Force

The purge of federal public service jobs will spare most immigration and customs staff as they prepare to form the new Australian Border Force.

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Forensic search of Dunlop home after Gabriela Woutersz admits to murdering mother

Investigators continued a forensic search of the scene of an alleged murder at the weekend, after the victim's daughter confessed to the killing in court.

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Tougher career path for public service recruits as 'classification creep' ends

The public service's middle-management ranks have shrunk for the first time in 15 years.

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