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Outsourcing claim reviews is causing problems for veterans: MPs

Outsourcing claim reviews is causing problems for veterans: MPs

MPs investigating the state of the public service say increasing reliance on outsourcing to labour hire firms affects assistance to veterans.

  • by Shane Wright

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Stokes advisor gets position on WA stadium operator board

Stokes advisor gets position on WA stadium operator board

Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti announced Guy Houston’s appointment to the VenuesWest board alongside UWA director Chris Massey.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Wizard is cast out
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Wizard is cast out

It was time for a spell anyway.

Coutts-Trotter to head Premier’s Department in Perrottet shake-up

Coutts-Trotter to head Premier’s Department in Perrottet shake-up

New Premier Dominic Perrottet has moved to put an early stamp on his leadership, terminating Gladys Berejiklian’s appointee before he even began.

  • by Alexandra Smith
WA Opposition raises concerns about ‘half-million dollar’ bureaucrat paid more than his boss
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WA Opposition raises concerns about ‘half-million dollar’ bureaucrat paid more than his boss

The opposition has queried the WA government over the appointment of the state’s former top bureaucrat to an unadvertised role where he earns $182,000 a year more than his new boss.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Thrown in a loop: How Daniel Andrews’ biggest project was cooked up behind closed doors

Thrown in a loop: How Daniel Andrews’ biggest project was cooked up behind closed doors

Originally codenamed Operation Halo, this was an infrastructure project so secret that board members of the government agency responsible for its delivery knew nothing about it until it was announced.

  • by Timna Jacks, Chip Le Grand and Paul Sakkal
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The chosen few: How Victoria is really governed

The chosen few: How Victoria is really governed

Political apparatchiks in virtually every public service department and a radical centralising of power around the Premier’s office are challenging traditional notions of Westminster government.

  • by Chip Le Grand and Paul Sakkal
Public sector bonuses to be dramatically slashed in federal government edict

Public sector bonuses to be dramatically slashed in federal government edict

Big bonuses for taxpayer-funded staff will be slashed and instead offered mainly to workers doing high-level jobs in areas competing with commercial operators for talent.

  • by Rob Harris
Some mandarins require more than a seed count
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Some mandarins require more than a seed count

Getting stuck into the minutiae.

NSW top bureaucrat reveals resignation, as Premier signals darkest COVID days

NSW top bureaucrat reveals resignation, as Premier signals darkest COVID days

The state’s most senior bureaucrat has resigned from his role leading the office of Premier Gladys Berejiklian ahead of moving to the private sector.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Australia’s senior public servants earn top dollar compared to international counterparts
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Australia’s senior public servants earn top dollar compared to international counterparts

More than 25 of Australia’s senior public officials were paid more than $1 million last year, with many earning much more than their international counterparts.

  • by Rob Harris, Nigel Gladstone, Mark Stehle and Daniel Carter