Andrew Podger | Public Service Act Amendment Bill says so little about merit

By Andrew Podger
Updated August 10 2023 - 2:32pm, first published 11:00am

It is dispiriting that the Public Service Act Amendment Bill now before the Parliament says so little about "merit". Nothing about secretary appointments and terminations and only a minor grammatical change to clarify that ministers are not able to direct agency heads about individuals' employment.

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