The following advice was provided to the Community and Public Sector Union in response to a CPSU media release (Malcolm Turnbull making life harder for working parents, 22 February 2016) containing inaccurate claims about the Department of Human Services January 2016 draft Enterprise Agreement.
The Department of Human Services (the department) initially established a panel for Front of House Marketing and Design Services following the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support in 2011.
This statement was provided to media in response to questions about the decision to reschedule the staff vote on the revised agreement:
Staffing levels at the Department of Human Services have not decreased in 2014-15.
The department’s workforce increased by 117 – from 34,773 on 1 July 2014 to 34,890 on 30 June 2015.
The total number includes 31,094 ongoing and 3796 non-ongoing, as at 30 June 2015.
This statement was provided to media in response to questions about whether a decision had been made to privatise Australian Hearing, following the release of the Department of Human Services Annual Report 2014–15:
The following statement was provided in response to questions about how casuals should be paid penalty rates:
The following Letter to the Editor was provided to The Canberra Times in response to an article that overstated the number of vacant desks across the department’s leases in Canberra: