Opinion

Ministerial staff, like public servants, should be accountable

By Andrew Podger
Updated July 6 2022 - 1:03pm, first published July 5 2022 - 5:30am
Kate Jenkins' Commonwealth workplaces report recommended a review of the legislation covering parliamentary staffers. Picture: Karleen Minney
Kate Jenkins' Commonwealth workplaces report recommended a review of the legislation covering parliamentary staffers. Picture: Karleen Minney

While the introduction of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act back in 1984 did thwart an attempt at the time to allow political appointments into the APS and regularised the employment arrangements for the growing numbers of staff of ministers and MPs, the act has not been reviewed since.

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