Public service

Alternate Term Label:
Australian public service
Civil service
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Rupert Murdoch's public sector pay, sick leave tweet checks out

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Penny Wong selective in jobs attack on Coalition

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does the federal public service employ fewer people than Woolworths?

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh claims the public sector is relatively small by international standards, employing just 18 per cent of Australian workers:

Personnel security: due diligence over public service employees

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.

The AI powered state: China's approach to public sector innovation

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.
Discussion paper

Australian public sector innovation: shaping the future through co-creation

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.

A history of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, 1980–2020

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 state of the public sector in Victoria 2018–2019

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.

Shared sacrifice in the two Australias

The Institute of Public Affairs is calling on federal and state governments to reduce public sector salaries for those on over $150,000 by 20%.
Briefing paper

The same mistake twice: the self-defeating consequences of public sector pay freezes

This paper documents the harmful consequences of freezing public service pay, both for public sector workers and for the broader economy.