Australia becoming more corrupt, shows international index

Australia rates comparatively well on international corruption scales, but it is getting worse. The annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) from Transparency International rates 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and […]

Significant corruption revealed in Australian Public Service

Two new reports have highlighted the extent of corruption in the Australian Public Service (APS). One of the says that corrupt practices may cost the economy as much as $72 billion dollars since 2012. Australia’s Public Service Commission has released a report that says that 5 percent of APS survey respondents said they had witnessed […]

Queensland boosts public service pay by 2.2 per cent

By Paul Hemsley Queensland public servants have won a long awaited pay rise of 2.2 per cent per year over three years after the Newman government gave tactical ground in drawn out dispute with unions over what constituted “fair and reasonable” salary increases. The pay rise will be given to 48,000 Queensland public servants covered […]


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