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'Hoax on veterans': new department jobs are only temporary despite staffing uplift

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated July 20 2021 - 8:31pm, first published 2:00am
Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Melissa Donnelly. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The Veterans' Affairs Department is using an uplift in staffing to give public service jobs to labour hire workers, but the roles are only temporary because of budget constraints.

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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