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Public servants have started their return to offices in earnest

Doug Dingwall
Sarah Basford Canales
By Doug Dingwall, and Sarah Basford Canales
Updated October 26 2020 - 6:06am, first published 1:00am
Staff will gradually return to Department of Home Affairs offices in Canberra throughout October. Picture: Jamila Toderas

New figures from the Australian Public Service Commission, the agency overseeing the federal bureaucracy's workforce, show thousands of bureaucrats are back in their regular, pre-pandemic offices after leaving them in March and April.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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