Public sector moves in limbo as Scott Morrison intervenes in plans to tackle Government’s drought response – Politics

ABC | Dec 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • The shake-up of the public service has had a false start, with more than 100 staff farewelled from one department, bound for another, and then told they were going nowhere.
  • Mr Morrison’s intervention prevented staff moving to the Deputy Prime Minister’s department and left staff facing an uncertain future as the broader sector braces for a shake-up.
  • The original decision to move the staff was made after May’s election; more than 100 public servants within the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources expected to be relocated to the Department of Infrastructure, the department that will oversee the Deputy Prime Minister’s national water grid.