Senate Inquiry into APS Capability

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is at the centre of our working day – from logging on when we start work, file management, case management, interacting between teams, collaboration between departments, how the public engages with public services, and more.

The Senate is holding an Inquiry into APS Capability which will focus on:

  • Current ICT capability in the APS
  • The staffing cap and APS’ increasing reliance on insecure labour hire contracts

When it comes to ICT, we believe that what’s good for APS workers is what’s good for the whole community. Quality ICT jobs, systems and capability support the work you do and the services you provide.

This Inquiry is our chance to tell the Senate: what’s gone wrong, what’s been done well, and what we can do to improve things.

We want to hear from all APS staff, labour hire and contracted staff. You’re on the ground, you see what’s working and what’s not – please take the survey and share your thoughts.

Strong recommendations from the inquiry can be used to pressure department heads and ministers to invest in public service staffing levels and resources to ensure APS capability is up to scratch.

By working together, we can find solutions and make them happen.

We need experienced, talented, dedicated people in-house to create and manage the ICT tools the public service needs.

To recruit and retain those staff, we need the APS to offer a career that is secure and allows ICT workers to grow their skills and seniority.

Let’s rebuild the public service’s own internal capability with tools to do your job well and make services work better for the community.

Take the survey today and share it with your colleagues – especially anyone you know who works in ICT or on a labour hire contract