Appointing fill-ins is not always the best bet for public service

By Letters to the Editor
Updated July 2 2021 - 2:51am, first published July 24 2019 - 12:00am

The Canberra Times report on the Thodey review ("APS recruitment 'drawn out', 'flawed', Thodey review told", July 19, p4) gave particular prominence to suggestions on the review's website that those already acting capably in a position should be automatically appointed when it becomes substantively available. At first consideration the idea may seem logical, but it contains flaws.

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