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Airservices Australia staff to strike for 24 hours as talks break down

Airservices Australia staff to strike for 24 hours as talks break down

Unions say the action will have managers scrambling to contain the disruption.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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Govt says secret report shows contractors answer more Centrelink calls
Centrelink

Govt says secret report shows contractors answer more Centrelink calls

The minister overseeing the welfare agency says a review shows private staff outperform public servants. He just doesn't want to show it to anyone.

  • by Doug Dingwall
'No party poppers' for Centrelink's 48 million unanswered calls
Centrelink

'No party poppers' for Centrelink's 48 million unanswered calls

The agency is hanging up on customers fewer times - but there's a long way to go.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Public servant woke after a big night with a great idea: bribery
Canberra

Public servant woke after a big night with a great idea: bribery

Christopher Hocking would meet a contractor and ask for a $100,000 kickback in exchange for more projects. Things didn't go according to his plan.

  • by Alexandra Back
Canberra Now: Light rail 'confusion', and wage growth blues
Public service

Canberra Now: Light rail 'confusion', and wage growth blues

Plus a back down on SPIRE centre, and a warning on a public service brain drain.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Canberrans stuck with low wage growth despite cost of living rises
ACT government

Canberrans stuck with low wage growth despite cost of living rises

A cap on pay rises for bureaucrats may be to blame, an economist says.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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Contracting out policy means APS misses out on 'bright young students'
Glyn Davis

Contracting out policy means APS misses out on 'bright young students'

Public service review panel member also reveals submissions' concerns around the ethics of for-profit companies providing government work.

  • by Sally Whyte
Labour hire keeps standards up despite staffing cap: DHS boss
Centrelink

Labour hire keeps standards up despite staffing cap: DHS boss

It's an unusual admission when the government rarely admits the cap affects quality of work in the public service.

  • by Sally Whyte
Child support IT upgrade $33m over budget and counting

Child support IT upgrade $33m over budget and counting

Months after they were asked, Human Services officials have revealed the cost blow-out for its disastrous Pluto tech project.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Industry staff to be asked to opt-out of negotiating new agreement

Industry staff to be asked to opt-out of negotiating new agreement

Will they take the money and run?

  • by Sally Whyte
Agency reveals 25 per cent premium for recruitment under staffing cap
Indigenous

Agency reveals 25 per cent premium for recruitment under staffing cap

The agency got a $40 million funding boost, but inflexible rules about hiring staff meant it wasn't able to actually use the money efficiently.

  • by Doug Dingwall