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Public Service Legislation Bill

Introduced on Nov 18 repeals the 1988 State Sector Act and amends the Public Finance Act. The new Public Service Bill intends to create more collaboration between govt agencies. Allows for the creation of interdepartmental boards and more flexibility in employees moving between agencies. First reading on Nov 21 and referred to the Governance and Administration Committee with the support of all parties, though National objected to earlier than standard report back of April 28. Reported back on June 8 with a large number of minor changes. Second reading on June 24 with National opposing saying it supported the intent of the Bill, but there was a lack of public sector accountability. Committee stage and third reading completed under Urgency on July 22 with National and ACT opposed. Public Service Legislation Bill