Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have se
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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Defence, Vic Department of Premier and Cabinet, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Australian Federal Police
TAGS Australian Federal Police, Department of Defence, risk management, Vic Department of Premier and Cabinet, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, appointments, Department of Agriculture
Round up of public sector bits: more executive movements; AFP want role players for their mission scenarios; Finance hands out agency awards for risk management; and more from blogs around the public sector and research space.
… and yes, like everyone else, we’ll be repeatedly hitting refresh on the COAG meeting outcomes page for today’s developments.
Are the cast of Thank God You’re Here still around? The Australian Federal Police needs you. The AFP are looking for actors for play foreign civilians and troublemakers for officers heading to overseas operations in the region.
Some people serve their country by defending it in uniform, some through the management and delivery of education, health, safety, or upholding the law. Others still do so in “dirty and scuffed clothing” testing their improv-theatre sports skills in federal police scenarios.
A tender published today calls for providers who can supply male and female “role players with Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian ethnicity” and no past convictions. They should be able to work long hours and are able to work outdoors in local national parks around their Majura, ACT training headquarters. It would help they could bring their own helicopter and fly it — a separate tender for loan of a helicopter frame and support was also issued.
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Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and reported for titles including Crikey and the Star Observer.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.