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What workers want: A recruiter’s take on the public sector landscape in 2022
According to the Australian Public Service Commission, the pandemic saw the largest mobilisation of public service workers into areas of critical need.

The Mandarin speaks with a recruitment firm leader to get the scoop on what the hiring and retention trends are for public sector employees this year. 
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HELP WANTED
Finding employees with in-demand skills harder during pandemic, APS agencies say
‌Long-standing job vacancies in the Australian Public Service have been harder to fill in the past two years.
 
CHARACTER COUNTS
Tweaks to migration amendment met with opposition
‌A proposed law to prevent non-citizens convicted of serious crimes from entering or staying in Australia is being met with opposition.
 
PREMIUM / EFFICIENCY DESIRED
Transparency in government and the role of parliamentary budget offices
‌A permanent PBO with an enlarged scope could reduce some of the burdens of information requests placed on government departments.
 
 
THE SHADOW ECONOMY
Authorities investigate fake letter claiming health minister gave exemption for RATs
A letter falsely claiming to be from Greg Hunt allegedly allowed a NSW company to import unapproved RATs into Australia, authorities say. 
Build bridges, not battlefields — navigating the minefield of negotiation
Everyone can play tennis. Everyone can negotiate. But the difference is, some have a talent and will excel, others might enjoy watching better. Even the most talented will improve with training, experience and coaching. (Promoted Link)
QCCC UPDATE
Acting chair appointed to Queensland anti-corruption agency after leader resigns
Queensland attorney-general Shannon Fentiman has appointed previous NSW ombud of 15 years Bruce Barbour as the QCCC acting chair.
 
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Synergy Law brings confidence for the commonwealth
By leaning into complex and challenging issues, we can find options and solutions to support legally defensible outcomes and provide confidence for the commonwealth. (Promoted Link)
CHANGING BEAST
What is known about ‘steathlier’ Omicron sub variant
The BA.2 Omicron variant’s genetic traits make it harder to detect than the original variant; it’s spread across 40 countries, including Australia.
LIBRARIES' FUTURE
Government library staff invited to give feedback on professional pathways
Government library employees can give feedback on a new framework to shape the future of Australia’s library and information profession.
WAR GAMES
Indo-Pacific security core to air force trilateral exercise
RAAF personnel will participate in the trilateral Exercise Cope North 2022 with the US Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
CONTINUED SERVICE
State’s aim to put veterans in public sector jobs ‘exceeds expectations’
A state’s veterans’ employment program has placed 1200 former service personnel in NSW government jobs since it was set up in 2018. 
IMPULSE CONTROL
Reputation damage to a Queensland university from their VP’s hateful social media post
A CQU VP’s social media post shows how personal reputations and organisation brands can risk insurmountable damage from social media.
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