Thousands of public servants volunteer for APS 'surge reserve'

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
February 19 2021 - 5:30pm
Australian Public Service Commissioner Peter Woolcott speaks at Old Parliament House on Friday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

More than 2000 federal public servants have volunteered to join a new reserve of staff available for redeployment to agencies in need of support for critical tasks.


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

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