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'Blunt approach': 'Robo-debt' cost almost matches debts recovered

'Blunt approach': 'Robo-debt' cost almost matches debts recovered

A Labor senator estimated the maligned program has only recovered $100 million more than it has cost.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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It's a good time to be a male public servant in Canberra
Public service

It's a good time to be a male public servant in Canberra

Average annual wages in the ACT have passed $100,000 – but only for some.

  • by David McLennan
Benefits of Centrelink's Serco contract unclear: auditor
Centrelink

Benefits of Centrelink's Serco contract unclear: auditor

The finding casts doubt on claims the call centre contractors have improved its phone services.

  • by Doug Dingwall
War Memorial plans to build car park at base of Mount Ainslie
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War Memorial plans to build car park at base of Mount Ainslie

The memorial would use land beyond Treloar Crescent for construction workers during its expansion, and later, 118 new car park spaces.

  • by Doug Dingwall
ABC has culture problem: father of alleged bullying victim
ABC

ABC has culture problem: father of alleged bullying victim

Phil Martin said he wrote to the broadcaster attempting to end a legal stoush three years before it finally came to a close this month.

  • by Sally Whyte
APVMA's $1.5m redundancy pay-out as 50 more staff to exit
Barnaby Joyce

APVMA's $1.5m redundancy pay-out as 50 more staff to exit

The agency has offered voluntary redundancies to public servants unable to move to Armidale.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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ACIC ignored DTA's calls on failed $34 milion biometric project
Public service

ACIC ignored DTA's calls on failed $34 milion biometric project

The Digital Transformation Agency said it didn't know what was going on with the failing project because the commission never picked up the phone.

  • by Sally Whyte
The tech giants cleaning up public sector failures
Public service

The tech giants cleaning up public sector failures

Government IT struggles are no secret, and the area has become a happy hunting ground for tech giants looking for work with agencies.

  • by Sally Whyte
Labor warns top bureaucrat public service's apolitical role at risk
Martin Parkinson

Labor warns top bureaucrat public service's apolitical role at risk

Prime Minister's Department secretary Martin Parkinson has heard opposition warnings the bureaucracy he oversees faces a corrosive threat.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Minister denies robodebt caused more than 2000 deaths
Public service

Minister denies robodebt caused more than 2000 deaths

Nearly a third of those who died after receiving letters were already marked as vulnerable in Centrelink's database.

  • by Sally Whyte
After almost $500k, seven-year legal battle, Comcare admits liability
ABC

After almost $500k, seven-year legal battle, Comcare admits liability

The insurer is also now liable for legal costs for an ABC employee who says she was bullied by a manager.

  • by Sally Whyte