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APS pay: Salary discrepancies up to $30k rife within public service

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated March 14 2021 - 8:24pm, first published 6:00pm
Base salary ranges vary wildly between government agencies despite being considered equal work. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Salary discrepancies of up to $30,000 are rife within equivalent pay levels across the public service as experts call on the government to undertake a review of the "artificial" system caused by decades of bargaining.

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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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