20 August 2012
Major reforms to the Australian Public Service were approved today by the House of Representatives.
“I welcome the bipartisan support for the Public Service Amendment Bill 2012 because it gives the country’s 166,000 public servants confidence in the merit of these reforms,” Mr Gray said.
“These amendments will help to modernise the operation of the public service and strengthen governance arrangements.”
The amendments implement the recommendations of Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration, including:
Mr Gray said the Public Service Amendment Bill 2012 would improve the quality of workforce management in the public service and translate into more efficient and effective use of Commonwealth’s resources and better services for the Australian public.
He thanked the Coalition for its support of the legislation.
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