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How to find your rights in the Australian Public Service

By John Wilson and Kieran Pender
Updated February 2 2022 - 1:47am, first published January 31 2022 - 6:00pm
Policy documents can tell you some things, but don't forget to check the enterprise agreement. Picture: Shutterstock

Each new year brings both change and continuity. In the Australian Public Service, January and February typically herald the arrival of over one thousand fresh-faced graduates from across the country, a majority descending on Canberra. For most of this cohort, the months ahead will offer their first taste of public sector employment. For more experienced public servants, meanwhile, 2022 might bring a change of scenery or more of the same. The coming months will also see people joining the APS from the private sector and state and territory bureaucracies, and vice versa.

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