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'Big government is back', but how long can the public service boom last?

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
September 26 2021 - 7:30pm
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Simon Birmingham at Parliament House in May, on the day they handed down the 2021-22 federal budget. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The federal government is bulking up the public service as the COVID crisis forces the Coalition to abandon years of staffing limits and the pandemic heaps pressure on agencies.

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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

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