The anatomy of a machinery-of-government change


Your Hosts: Olivia Abbott

Cost: $59.95


This instructional presentation is aimed at providing guidance on:

• machinery of government (MoG) basics – including the key issues to be managed in the MoG process• staff movements, and the associated transfer of terms and conditions 

• when primary legislation should be preferred over s 72 transfer

• particular issues arising with movements in and out of the APS.

This video is 25 minutes in length and will equate to ½ CPD point. 

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Olivia Abbott - AGS Senior General Counsel


Olivia has over 12 years of experience in government law. Her key areas of expertise are employment law, taxation law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, information law and the Commonwealth financial management framework.

She advises agencies on a range of constitutional issues, including the Commonwealth’s power to legislate to implement certain policy proposals, and the degree of constitutional risk associated with particular Commonwealth expenditure. She was closely involved in the development of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and related legislation and regularly gives training on the financial management of the Commonwealth and the PGPA Act.

Olivia advises Commonwealth entities about machinery-of-government changes, including on financial and employment issues arising from such changes. She regularly advises on other employment issues, including the National Employment Standards, enterprise agreements and work health and safety obligations. She has also assisted clients with significant legislative development projects, including by developing drafting instructions and briefing materials and advising on draft bills.



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