Australian Public Service braces for Commission of Audit

By Julian Bajkowski Federal public servants are steeling themselves for a wide-ranging Commission of Audit by an incoming Tony Abbott Coalition government as the Prime Minister Elect prepares to come good on his election promise to cut down on wasteful and inefficient expenditure. Having received the incoming government brief from the public service known as […]

Securing content management

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has selected Australian-based Objective Corporation to implement its next generation enterprise content management platform, Objective ECM 8.   Objective was selected for the three-year, $5 million contract (with the option for expansion to a total of nine years) after a public tender process which began in early 2011. […]

Watchdog cautions Customs on ‘intrusive’ searches

By Angela Dorizas The Commonwealth Ombudsman, Allan Asher, has received complaints from travellers about the "unfair and unnecessarily intrusive" behaviour of Customs officers. Mr Asher today warned that coercive powers of Customs officers must be lawful and reasonable. “These coercive powers allow the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to question international travellers, search baggage, copy documents […]


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