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Second Reading Speeches

Public Service Amendment Bill 2012

Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the

Public Service Act 1999
to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of departments and revise their employment arrangements; create the Secretaries Board to replace the Management Advisory Committee; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify the role and functions of the Australian Public Service (APS) Commissioner; appoint Special Commissioners to assist the commissioner in undertaking certain reviews; revise the APS Values and provide for a set of APS Employment Principles; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; temporary APS employees; machinery of government changes; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; and legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to nine other Acts and repeals the
Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

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