NSW first to expose its archives

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales government’s custodian of state records has become the first state archives agency in Australia to create a digital online portal containing accessible reports and statistics based on the ‘Open Government’ principle. Known as “OpenGov NSW”, the new NSW State Records website acts as a searchable online database of […]

Victorian councils to debate population, politics and reform

By Angela Dorizas Local government representatives from across Victoria have gathered in Melbourne today to debate population growth, politics and public sector reform. The annual conference of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is expected to attract 200 councillors, mayors, chief executive officers and senior managers.  MAV president Bill Mitchell said "leadership challenges" will headline […]

Frequent flyer perks discontinued

By Angela Dorizas Federal politicians and public servants will no longer benefit from frequent flyer points when travelling by air, Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has announced. The Government has introduced new arrangements for the provision of domestic and international air services and travel management services to all agencies. Mr Tanner said the new deal is expected to […]

APS receives whole-of-government ICT workforce plan

By Angela Dorizas A whole-of-government strategic ICT workforce plan and ICT career structure has been unveiled by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). The APSC said the purpose of the whole-of-government ICT strategic workforce plan was to assist APS agencies in identifying the ICT capacity and capabilities and develop a strategic APS-wide understanding of the […]

No plan to slash PS jobs: Tanner

By Angela Dorizas Federal Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has denied claims that the Government will slash public sector jobs to find budget savings. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) last week warned that the Federal Government was planning to impose a boosted efficiency dividend on departments and agencies. In its Budget submission, the CPSU […]

Government announces single security vetting agency

Commonwealth security checks will be conducted by a single agency from October 2010. Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, and Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, have announced the establishment of a single agency to improve the security vetting process. Mr McClelland said centralisation of security checks would deliver savings of […]

Print procurement streamlined

The Australian Government will streamline its print procurement to save time and money under a new five-year plan. The $220 million procurement program for Commonwealth printing was announced by Minister for Human Services, Chris Bowen, and Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner. Mr Bowen said the new design, production and distribution tender program would […]


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