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Tax dollars spent on ads up 50 per cent in 2018

Tax dollars spent on ads up 50 per cent in 2018

The ACT government spent a record amount on advertising campaigns in the past year.

  • by Andrew Brown

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Relocation of regulator to Barnaby Joyce's electorate plagued its performance, Senate inquiry finds

Relocation of regulator to Barnaby Joyce's electorate plagued its performance, Senate inquiry finds

The forced relocation of the Australia's pesticides regulator from Canberra to Armidale, spearheaded by former agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce, has plagued its performance, a Senate inquiry has found.

  • by Eliza Berlage
Stable APVMA workforce more important than decentralisation: report

Stable APVMA workforce more important than decentralisation: report

The Labor-dominated inquiry said the fall-out from the pesticides authority's move to Armidale risked harming the agency's work for five years.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Managers who would be spooks fighting for places at the big boys' table
Opinion
Opinion

Managers who would be spooks fighting for places at the big boys' table

Coordination is choking intelligence gathering in Australia.

  • by Jack Waterford
Federal ICAC proposal shows why government will lose election
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Federal election

Federal ICAC proposal shows why government will lose election

The federal ICAC model is the exact opposite of what Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to deliver.

  • by Colleen Lewis
ACT public servants given go ahead on sex harassment inquiry
Canberra

ACT public servants given go ahead on sex harassment inquiry

ACT government employees will be able to give evidence even if they have signed non-disclosure agreements.

  • by Sally Whyte
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Newly-honoured APS trailblazer Helen Williams defied stereotypes
Gender equality

Newly-honoured APS trailblazer Helen Williams defied stereotypes

A Treasury secretary once asked her to 'play mother' at a meeting. She went on to become the public service's first female departmental head.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Cyclist injured in collision with Mike Pezzullo near Parliament House
Michael Pezzullo

Cyclist injured in collision with Mike Pezzullo near Parliament House

ACT police investigated the crash but laid no charges after considering evidence.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Australia has lost the last of a rare breed in Sir William Cole
Public service

Australia has lost the last of a rare breed in Sir William Cole

One of Australia's most senior public servants, Sir William Cole was a visionary and a family man.

  • by Sally Pryor
Contractors replace APS workers at Human Services debt branch

Contractors replace APS workers at Human Services debt branch

The department says no permanent jobs have been lost under the move.

  • by Sally Whyte
Public servants must clear extra hurdle to speak to sex harassment inquiry

Public servants must clear extra hurdle to speak to sex harassment inquiry

The Secretaries Board has gone against advice from the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

  • by Sally Whyte