Australian Public Service bosses avoid bargaining as old deals expire

Doug Dingwall
Updated July 13 2019 - 7:58am, first published July 8 2019 - 12:00am

Public service bosses are bypassing new workplace negotiations with staff, offering a round of fresh pay rises that don't require them to navigate the Coalition government's strict bargaining rules.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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