Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has dismissed government agencies' warnings about further funding cuts as "pitches" for more money as he signals more digital services.
Retiring ASIO chief Duncan Lewis says an apolitical public service is a "precious jewel" and suggested a special training college could help the bureaucracy.
The PM has told his ministers to do their job and not allow "a policy leadership vacuum to be created" as he undertakes a major overhaul of the public sector.
Scott Morrison has hand-picked his former chief of staff to become Australia's most senior public servant.
Anne Twomey sought documents from the National Archives of Australia for her next book. Seven years later - well after her work had gone to print - they arrived.
But the final product may never see the light of day.
An extraordinary statement circulating among department staff calls for an urgent overhaul of its senior leadership.
MPs say every future decision to black out reports from the national auditor need an inquiry.
Good news for those working in security and financial crackdowns, but bad news for health and human services.
The budget has funded an extra 10,000 home-care packages for people who don't want to live in a nursing home.
Canberra and its national institutions have largely been looked over in the federal budget.
The Coalition is promising tax relief, but is eyeing Canberra jobs in its re-election pitch to regional voters.
For years, Treasury staff spent the Monday night before the budget locked away with the papers, protecting them from prying eyes. But not any more.
Senate committee says the ParentsNext program shouldn't continue in its current form.
Defence can't prove its system to manage spending blow-outs is actually working, the auditor-general has found.
Terry Moran is calling for the federal bureaucracy to be rebuilt for a new wave of economic and social reform.
Supporters of the decision to move Murray-Darling Basin Authority jobs from Canberra want it to avoid disruption to its work managing the river system.
It's not just the coalition announcing new public service jobs outside the ACT. A new analysis shows Labor's doing it, too.
Secretaries worried about their job if Labor wins power may be the last to have such concerns.
Government agencies without cyber security knowledge are a weakness in the whole system, the National Archives boss said.