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Caretaker period

On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government entered caretaker mode.

Guidance on Caretaker Conventions

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed. Advice on the caretaker conventions is now available from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct during the caretaker period

Caretaker conventions complement the duty of Australian Public Service (APS) employees to remain impartial and apolitical. Further information on The Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct during the caretaker period is available here.

Agreement making and bargaining during a caretaker period

Circular 2019/1 contains information and advice on enterprise bargaining during the caretaker period. The circular is available here.