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Budget 2020: No long-term boost for APS following pandemic

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Sally Whyte
By Elliot Williams, and Sally Whyte
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:40pm, first published October 6 2020 - 10:15am
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann listens to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg answer questions on the Federal Budget during a media briefing on Tuesday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The thousands of extra jobs added to the ranks of the federal public service to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic will not be a permanent fixture, with the staff cap set to stay in place for the foreseeable future.

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Elliot Williams

Canberra Times journalist

I've been a reporter with The Canberra Times since 2017 and as a proud Canberran it's been an honour to tell the stories of my hometown. I'm currently reporting on the public service and examining the ins and outs of a very important part of our city. Email: elliot.williams@canberratimes.com.au

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.