Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - December, 2014
The Abbott government is seeking to save money by abolishing 138 government bodies, but workers say that while this will see a few dollars saved; it will inundate departments with new duties and red tape.
The National Broadband Network (NBN Co) and the Federal Government have signed deals with telcos Telstra and Optus to deliver the Coalition's version of high-speed broadband.
Nearly 200 nations have agreed on the basic outline of a new global deal to combat climate change, following a breakthrough in the final hours of a summit in Peru.
Australia has moved out of the top ten least corrupt nations in a global ranking, and one legal expert says a federal-level commission is needed to clean out the local parties.
Department of Human Services industrial action starts today, with staff flouting uniform policies, read prepared messages on the phone and taking other measures to voice their disgruntlement.
A call has been made for Australian Public Service (APS) managers to look beyond the limitation of offices and project – to see themselves as organs in a “complex human system”.
Labor and the Greens say Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is trying to diminish the outcome of climate talks that will not even take place until next year.
The Prime Minister says the Government has “very, very significantly improved” its GP co-payment plan, by reducing the amount and shunting responsibility for collecting it onto GPs.