Warning of one public service job an hour axed from Canberra

By Julian Bajkowski Commonwealth employees have been warned that one public service job an hour will be axed under the Coalition’s plans to reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy by 12,000 full time positions as unions and the Opposition tap into growing fears in agencies that forced redundancies will be needed to make up […]

New bids to lock-up the Taxman

By Julian Bajkowski The Australian Taxation Office is best known for banging up tax cheats, but the Commonwealth’s chief revenue raiser has just announced it’s now officially on the hunt for a national locksmith to secure its sprawling estate of 51 offices across all states and territories. The call for national locksmith services is likely […]

Logo scam hits Australian Crime Commission

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) has followed hot on the heels of the Australian Federal Police as the latest security agency to become the target of a brazen online scam that hits unwitting computer users with fake correspondence that brandishes an hijacked official logo as bait to steal funds. […]

ASIO warns of internet terror recruitment

By Julian Bajkowski The head of Australia’s domestic spy agency has revealed that internet-addicted loners and individuals with far right-wing and white-supremacist views have escalated as an area of concern for potential terrorist activity. In a carefully nuanced speech to the Security In Government conference in Canberra, the Director General of the Australian Security Intelligence […]


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