State of the Service report: APS taking more sick leave

Soofia Tariq
Updated November 23 2022 - 4:51pm, first published 11:10am
Sick days are on the rise again. Picture Shutterstock
Sick days are on the rise again. Picture Shutterstock

More public servants took unscheduled leave this year compared to last year, an increase seen across most agencies, as more staff returned to the office following the end of full-time COVID work from home arrangements.

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Soofia Tariq

Soofia Tariq


Soofia joined the Canberra Times in 2022 as the cadet. She is now a general news reporter, covering everything from local stories to ACT and federal politics. She previously interned and was an audio producer at The Guardian Australia. She has also worked at 2SER Radio and City Hub Sydney. Her email is

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