News Corporation's executive chairman Rupert Murdoch claims public workers in Australia earn more and take many more sick days than their private sector counterparts.
Finance Minister Penny Wong claims there is a $2.4 billion hole in the Coalition's costing of its plan to shed 12,000 public service jobs.
Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh claims the public sector is relatively small by international standards, employing just 18 per cent of Australian workers:
In this audit, the Victorian Auditor-General examined personnel security measures at all eight government departments, and the Victorian Public Service Commission. The report specifically assesses agencies’ employment screening practices and how they are managing conflict of interest risks during recruitment.
This collection of essays aim to give policymakers a deeper understanding of how China is innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) in public services, challenging current misconceptions and illuminating nuances in the debate.
The key message of this report is that the public sector must become a leader and enabler of innovation in Australia, constituting as it does about 35% of GDP with a pervasive role in our economy and society.
For 40 years IPAA has provided its members with a safe and collegial environment for debate and discussion as an independent, apolitical, non-partisan national organisation for the betterment of public administration in Australia.
The 2018–2019 State of the Public Sector in Victoria report provides a profile of the Victorian public sector, its workforce, executives and boards of governance.
This paper documents the harmful consequences of freezing public service pay, both for public sector workers and for the broader economy.