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What public servants can expect to face in the new year

By John Wilson, Kieran Pender
Updated December 9 2021 - 9:27pm, first published December 8 2021 - 5:00pm
Public servants will be back in the office next year unless they have an independently minded manager. Picture: Shutterstock

This time last year, in our pre-Christmas column, we proposed an APS workplace wish list for 2021. Over the subsequent 12 months, some of our wishes were granted. The Morrison government finally responded to Kate Jenkins' Respect@Work report and implemented many, although not all, of her recommendations. Other items on our list - such as "a more sensible APS-wide approach to out of hours conduct", or a practical focus on procedural fairness in code of conduct investigations - have yet to materialise.

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