Defence's internal auditor has reprimanded the agency for wasting public money.
Centrelink has demanded payments of more than $10,000 from people with disabilities using its controversial automated debt recovery methods, causing distress and adding to financial pressure on families, a parliamentary inquiry into the "robo-debt" saga has heard.
ATO and unions prepare to put down their weapons after three years of workplace conflict.
Honest Australians 'intimidated' into handing over their money, says Labor, as tens of thousands of debt notices sent out.
The government has scrapped measures to let the Veterans' Affairs Department release client information after veterans voiced fears the move would open them to harassment and silence criticism.
Even government MPs say they are "deeply unimpressed" with the Immigration Department.
Public service at risk of making the same old mistakes, says opposition.
Are you a 'staff substitute', 'contractor' or 'service provider'? Your job may depend on the answer.
Minister claims government playing catch-up after years of neglect and under-spending on vital infrastructure.
The Coalition government could be heading for another bruising clash with Australia's military families over working conditions in the ADF with military advocates warning they will not accept cuts to entitlements in the new workplace deal.
Age pensioners will no longer have to report income direct to Centrelink.
"History is made by people not wanting to go somewhere," says Joyce.
Agencies seizing money from criminals should be allowed to seek better returns on the confiscated funds, the national auditor says.
The final stage of Centrelink's digital transformation will be led by Accenture, the same company that delayed 1 million tax returns in 2010.
Temporary digs sought in Armidale, but not just anywhere will do.
Salary disclosure would cause stress to the public service's industrial enforcers.
Up to 100 more public servants to be axed at troubled agency.
"Usual suspects" to make way for smaller players bidding for slice of the public service's $9 billion IT spend.
Roman Quaedvlieg's ambition to be NSW Police commissioner could leave Border Force with big shoes to fill.
Defence, Human Services won't come clean on employee data supplied to polling firm.
Public servants at Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support will begin strike action on Friday afternoon aiming to force a breakthrough in a bitter industrial dispute.
Giant department covertly handed employee's medical file to psychiatrist for mental health verdict.
Sally earns just $40,000 a year and wants to keep her flexible hours, but the government says no.
A lack of security has left Australia's Tax Office and Immigration Department vulnerable to cyber attacks, putting personal data at risk, a national audit has found.
Criticism of voting process "groundless mischief making'' says top tax man.
An unexpected surge in staff resignations at the national pesticides authority is putting "significant pressures" on those remaining ahead of its forced move to Armidale.
Armidale may have an unexpected new rival to its claim on hosting the national pesticides authority.
Coalition is trashing the legacy of one of its giants, says Canberra MP.
Tax Office bosses secretly handed over employee details to private firm.
Govt calls time on public servant's physio after 1300 sessions
An unrestrained deep state under a pliant US president is the stuff of nightmare.
Our leaders and institutions are taking us on a bumpy path, heading nowhere useful.
Until we know more about senior bureaucrats' conflicts of interest, we are inviting corruption.
We don't really know to how to use big data and protect personal information at the same time.
The bureaucracy's IR policy is among the most serious problems in public administration today.
South Australia's finest appear to suffer the most from this affliction.
Journalist Phillip Thomson asks whether our work stations are sending us to an early grave.
Can clothes get you promoted?
Forget the yoga mats. Reporter Phillip Thomson finds out how to do yoga at a desk.
Will the office of tomorrow be one of treadmill desks, or are we doomed to a future of cubicle farms? Phillip Thomson investigates.
Flamboyant and fabulously well-paid, but is he the right man?
Even the ability to redirect funds has little effect in battles over 'bias'.
Thousands more govt jobs are likely to be lost in coming years.
Which parts of the bureaucracy are likely to start hiring?
This 'good news' federal budget contains a sting for Canberra.
The Treasury has weakened the entire public service's integrity.
An industrial tribunal will care little for the broadcaster's political woes.
We can't afford to miscalculate the costs of runaway climate change.