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Updated Statement of Ministerial Standards: the responsibilities of ministers as employers

An updated Statement of Ministerial Standards (the Standards) was issued by Prime Minister Morrison on 8 April 2022, superseding the previous Statement of Ministerial Standards issued on 30 August 2018. The updated Standards include new provisions relating to the obligations of ministers in their capacity as employers and setting out how complaints concerning the conduct of ministers made to the recently established Parliamentary Workplace Support Service (PWSS) will be treated under the Standards.  Read more...

Inquiring into the ABC’s complaints handling

A debate about how complaints are handled by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has highlighted some enduring tensions in relations between the ABC and the Australian Government. Read more...

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