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Labor vows to expand Finance Department's role, end agency 'caricature'

Labor vows to expand Finance Department's role, end agency 'caricature'

Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers said the department could wield influence beyond preventing bad spending.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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ACT government to start managing compensation claims

ACT government to start managing compensation claims

The territory government has ditched Comcare as the manager of its workers' compensation claims.

  • by Daniella White
Home Affairs legal spending reaches $2.76m in Fair Work dispute
Industrial relations

Home Affairs legal spending reaches $2.76m in Fair Work dispute

The two-year conflict at the industrial umpire brought on hefty legal costs for the federal government and the main public sector union.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Bureau of Statistics looks to avoid the mistakes of 'censusfail'
Census

Bureau of Statistics looks to avoid the mistakes of 'censusfail'

IBM copped much of the blame for the bungled online census delivery in 2016, but the tech giant won't be involved in the next project.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Tallying up: union gives verdict on Home Affairs decision

Tallying up: union gives verdict on Home Affairs decision

'Far from perfect,' the union says the system is broken.

  • by Sally Whyte
'Nigh on impossible': govt policy blamed for Home Affairs stalemate

'Nigh on impossible': govt policy blamed for Home Affairs stalemate

The hardline workplace bargaining policy made it almost impossible for the government and unions to come to agreement, the Fair Work Commission said.

  • by Sally Whyte
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APSC moves to centralise merit lists in recruitment overhaul
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APSC moves to centralise merit lists in recruitment overhaul

Public service recruitment has been targeted for reform.

  • by Sally Whyte
'Squibbed it': Fair Work says Home Affairs, union missed opportunity

'Squibbed it': Fair Work says Home Affairs, union missed opportunity

The 185-page decision sides with the union in many cases, but with the department in many others.

  • by Sally Whyte
Industrial umpire makes long-awaited Home Affairs decision

Industrial umpire makes long-awaited Home Affairs decision

The decision could end a long-lived conflict at the department over pay and conditions.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Morrison lies mum, schtum for now
Opinion
Opinion

Morrison lies mum, schtum for now

The public has limited tolerance for politicians, who don't want to wear out what welcome they get.

  • by Jack Waterford
Prime Minister's 'shoegate' photo uploaded by mistake, department says
Scott Morrison

Prime Minister's 'shoegate' photo uploaded by mistake, department says

Outed by the PM, department staff admitted the Photoshopped image was never meant to be seen.

  • by Sally Whyte