"How best to answer another's scorn?"
Agencies have to fund wage growth with savings under the Coalition's workplace bargaining rules. Federal employers are just not tracking how.
The same conduct happening in different departments could be treated in two distinct ways.
The Coalition should agree with its own MPs on mining contractors and cut labour hire in its own workforce, the main public sector union says.
Defence says it doesn't track how many contractors are working on its projects, but clearances tell the story.
Their entry into the High Court battle signals the case could undermine their own restrictions on political comment from bureaucrats.
Jobs at Aboriginal Hostels Limited will move to towns across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
The case remains open, and police expect to review new information next year.
The deal could be signed off before the next federal election is called.
A Liberal MP used a famous Monty Python sketch to describe the Tax Office's $36 million plan for a renovated Melbourne office.
Is the public service big and ugly enough to cop anonymous criticism? The High Court will decide.
Staff slashed by two-thirds at airports, patrol boat fleet suspended, recruitment freezes - the list of Home Affairs cuts is long.
A tax official asked whether his tweets would be considered misconduct. His employer left him to decide.
Australia is relying on a chain of several nations to maintain the multibillion dollar fleet - but the network is facing problems.
The research shows the public service needs to prepare for a world with more cybersecurity threats.
One of Australia's business leaders has upped the stakes of a review into the federal bureaucracy.
The government is opening new private call centres to address growing wait times and unanswered calls. But how did it get so bad?
The project was set to cost $94 million, but more than half of that wasn't spent when the program was dumped.
Bureaucrats remembering painful efforts at reducing the deficit have little to fear, an economic analyst says.
Senator Rex Patrick says MPs should investigate the company for breaching rules protecting the work of parliament.