Wong hunts for new travel savings

By Julian Bajkowski Federal finance minister Penny Wong has laid the ground for a fresh round of public service cost cutting in the May Budget as the Gillard government anxiously hunts for ways to trim federal spending without firing bureaucrats. In a statement released on a public holiday and April Fools Day, Senator Wong said […]

DFAT supports stranded government employees overseas

By Paul Hemsley During the industrial relations dispute between Qantas and its employees, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) assisted government and non-government employees stranded overseas. As a result of the flight cancellations stemming from the dispute, extra DFAT staff were immediately added to the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra for stranded Australians needing further […]


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