The insurer is also now liable for legal costs for an ABC employee who says she was bullied by a manager.
Government reforms, both implemented and ditched, have caused a massive backlog in citizenship applications.
A lot has changed since the intake program first offered £516 a year salaries six decades ago.
The department found itself at the centre of a political debate that raised questions about the neutrality of security agencies.
The welfare agency has doubled down on the methods at the centre of its maligned "robo-debt" program.
A Coalition attempt to unclog the pesticides authority's workload risks backfiring, the main public sector union says.
The new integrity commission body will need a footprint across more capital cities, the main public sector union says.
Federal agencies overseeing public spending and Australia's spy agencies fear losing their independence with the creation of a crossbench-proposed national integrity commission.
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.
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.
ACT police investigated the crash but laid no charges after considering evidence.
The department says no permanent jobs have been lost under the move.
The Secretaries Board has gone against advice from the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
The Auditor-General has savaged the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's management of its failed biometric identification database.
The auditor general sought a meeting with the prime minister over the suppressed report on the Hawkei vehicles.
Tracking the number of contractors working on government projects is a notoriously hard-to-crack problem.
As the department starts to respond to multiple inquiries, veterans and families are calling on it to honour promises and look after ex-services personnel.
The public service minister says a five-year Home Affairs industrial fight blamed on the rules was "not the norm".
Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers said the department could wield influence beyond preventing bad spending.
The two-year conflict at the industrial umpire brought on hefty legal costs for the federal government and the main public sector union.