IT contractors shown the door en masse at Home Affairs

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Hundreds of IT contractors were shown the door at the Department of Home Affairs in Canberra this week due to budget pressures, with industry experts fearing a flood of workers will push down incomes across the sector.

  • Sally Whyte
  • The Canberra Times

It’s understood that anywhere between 170 and 300 contractors, working on various information technology contracts across the department, were told this week that they were no longer required, with their work to be finishing up in the next few weeks.

While contractors are not guaranteed ongoing work in the same way as public servants employed directly by the…

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