Posts Tagged ‘APS’

Australian Public Service: the bonus level

Posted: 9:00 am on 23rd July 2014

At a time when the Abbott government has refused pay rises and banned back-pay for new public service enterprise agreements, some lucky mandarins are laughing all the way to the bank. The Rudd-Gillard governments began phasing out the public service bonuses brought in by the Howard government, but they didn’t completely finish the job. Some public servants still get end-of-year bonuses, like many of their private sector counterparts. And a lucky…

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Parking madness

Posted: 10:00 am on 22nd July 2014

The federal government’s decision to introduce paid parking for public servants around Canberra has been met with hostility since it was announced. At first, only the public service was upset. In coming months, it might be the rest of the country seeing red. The original installation and maintenance of the parking meters cost the Australian taxpayer over $2 million. Now it turns out the real cost of the project might be much…

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$47k for Christmas Island Golf Club

Posted: 4:53 pm on 14th May 2013

Following on from our revelations about the $54k crab bridge, we have uncovered a government tender to fix up the electrical wires at the Christmas Island Golf Club for around $47k. Wastewatch loves its golf, and we welcome the fact that Christmas Islanders seem to like golf too. While we are confident that the main users of Christmas Island’s golf course are members of the Australian Public Service (who are…

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