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Federal budget reboots decentralisation plan in bid to get more public servants to regions

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 29 2022 - 9:10am, first published 8:30am

The Coalition government would expand the federal public service if re-elected, as its budget reveals plans to grow staffing in defence and national security agencies amid warnings of threats to international stability.

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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