Category: Government

Government

Commonwealth Government Business Enterprises

In January 2018, the Department of Finance released updated Government Business Enterprise Guidelines...

Government

Our top ten tips for tendering

Although agency template documents and standard request for tender processes are usually OK for smaller...

Government

Protecting your staff members information in FOI processes

A regular concern for agencies (especially customer service agencies when dealing with aggrieved customer FOI applicants) is whether...

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First ANAO audit of Commonwealth shared services

At an audit cost of $736,000, the ANAO recently published its first performance audit report on a shared services arrangement...

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Are contingent liabilities causing you red tape?

With the January 2015 release of Resource Management Guide (‘RMG’) 414[1] on indemnities, guarantees and warranties...

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Bargaining for APS enterprise agreements

On 28 March 2014, the government released its new Workplace Bargaining Policy, setting out the framework for negotiations with APS employees over new enterprise agreements.

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The public interest disclosure scheme — what is it and how does it work?

On 15 January 2014 the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 quietly commenced, heralding a new era in Commonwealth public sector whistleblowing...

Government

APS bargaining

In August 2013 the APSC confirmed that it would move to re-centralise the negotiation of core APS wide working conditions under one agreement, as part of the upcoming round of...

Government

Spill and fill

The Australian Public Service (APS) is suffering under the federal government’s “efficiency dividend” policy, which has enforced funding cuts and, ultimately, will force a large-scale reduction in staff numbers...

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Changes to fair work act 2013

One of the last acts of the Federal Parliament last week was to pass a number of significant changes to the Fair Work Act. We summarise these new provisions...