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Prominent Australians call for stop to War Memorial expansion

Prominent Australians call for stop to War Memorial expansion

A letter signed by some of Australia's most respected writers, historians, former leaders and ex-public servants rejects the $498 million project.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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Public servant free speech holds governments to account, court told
Freedom of speech

Public servant free speech holds governments to account, court told

Restrictions on bureaucrats overreach by stopping them making anonymous comments, lawyers for a sacked public servant tell the High Court.

  • by Doug Dingwall
'A weakness built into this system': govt cyber security not keeping up
Parliament House

'A weakness built into this system': govt cyber security not keeping up

Government agencies without cyber security knowledge are a weakness in the whole system, the National Archives boss said.

  • by Sally Whyte
Sacked public servant 'failed to conceal identity despite anonymous tweets'
Industrial relations

Sacked public servant 'failed to conceal identity despite anonymous tweets'

The government's lawyers have told the High Court restrictions on free speech for public servants don't bar them from holding political opinions.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Govt nearly triples spend on big four consultancies as donations rise
Mathias Cormann

Govt nearly triples spend on big four consultancies as donations rise

The federal government is spending more than ever on contracts with the companies.

  • by Doug Dingwall and Markus Mannheim
Government and opposition look forward to APS improvement, union wary
David Thodey

Government and opposition look forward to APS improvement, union wary

Reactions to the interim report of the independent review of the public service have been cautious.

  • by Sally Whyte
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Review deja vu: didn't we read this before?
Analysis
Analysis

Review deja vu: didn't we read this before?

In the public service, change is glacial, if it happens at all.

  • by Markus Mannheim
Public service review suggests common pay, greater power for secretaries
David Thodey

Public service review suggests common pay, greater power for secretaries

David Thodey has released dozens of recommendations to transform the bureaucracy.

  • by Doug Dingwall and Sally Whyte
Security concerns after Border Force pay slashed in regional ports
Public service

Security concerns after Border Force pay slashed in regional ports

Staff are concerned remote ports could be vulnerable to drug smugglers and even people smuggling if experienced and skilled people leave.

  • by Sally Whyte
Centrelink contractors' mistakes are creating customer risks: union
Michael Keenan

Centrelink contractors' mistakes are creating customer risks: union

The claims add to concerns public servants are having to fix contractors' mistakes, but the minister says in many areas the contractors' standards are higher.

  • by Sally Whyte
Coalition targets 76 Canberra jobs as another agency goes bush
David Littleproud

Coalition targets 76 Canberra jobs as another agency goes bush

More public service jobs are leaving the national capital under the decentralisation push.

  • by Doug Dingwall