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Australia is transitioning from the mining boom with strong growth and relatively low unemployment, but has not been immune to symptoms of the “new mediocre”. Wage and price pressures are weak, underemployment has risen, and non-mining investment is yet to fully recover. Ensuring the return...
This audit assessed whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
Audit objective, scope and criteria
The audit objective was to determine whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the new system and notes the previous arrangements.
The 2011 amendments to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 changed longstanding arrangements for the setting...
Despite good intentions and a succession of initiatives over several years, people with disability remain significantly under-represented in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce.
It is difficult at times to understand why this continues to be the case. Research recognises the need for and...
This paper considers how data-matching could also be used to improve the delivery of social security assistance payments rather than simply as a revenue raising exercise.
One of the tools used by the government in pursuit of ‘welfare cheats’ is data-matching. The Data-matching Program...
Detailing the activities and human resource management practices of Australian Public Service agencies, this report outlines both the key achievements and issues in the service during 2009-10.
Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 provides that the Public Service Commissioner must provide a...
Capturing remuneration data from 105 APS agencies, this annual survey is based on a sample of remuneration data as at 31 December each year.
The Survey was conducted by Mercer Consulting Ltd (Mercer) on behalf of the APSC.
In 2010, Government...
This report provides a statistical gender analysis of the composition of Australian Government boards and bodies for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010.
The Australian Government is determined to see greater gender balance in the nation's top level boards...
Determining the size of the Commonwealth public sector is complex. There are three major sources of statistics - Australian Public Service Commission, Treasury and Australian Bureau of Statistics - producing four different staffing counts, each using different definitions resulting in data that are not comparable....
The Australian Government recognises that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has emerged as an increasingly major factor contributing to innovation, economic growth and increased productivity in the last 50 years.
The labour market for ICT workers is dynamic, which makes assessing imbalances...