The pay-off: public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

By Noel Towell
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:45pm, first published December 26 2016 - 5:32am

Taxpayers face an even greater slug for Barnaby Joyce's relocation of a Canberra public service agency to the heart of his own electorate, with desperate bosses at the pesticides authority considering pay rises of up to 15 per cent in order to convince staff not to quit.