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End to industrial relations stalemate beckons for APS agencies, Katy Gallagher says Labor won't tear up consultancy contracts

Finn McHugh
Doug Dingwall
By Finn McHugh, and Doug Dingwall
May 25 2022 - 7:30pm
Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. Picture: Karleen Minney

A long stalemate over workplace deals could end as soon as this year for staff in the largest federal agencies, who are expected to emerge as the first public servants able to negotiate better conditions under the Labor government's new industrial relations regime.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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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