Public Service Act 2020

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Part 1 Preliminary provisions

Subpart 1—Provisions for operation of Act

3 Purposes of this Act

The purposes of this Act are—


to continue the public service and modernise its operation, while recognising and enhancing the non-legislative conventions that it operates under:


to set out the shared purpose, principles, and values of the public service and the people working in it:


to establish organisational forms and ways of working, including across public service agencies, to achieve better outcomes for the public:


to extend some provisions of this Act that apply to the public service to other State services and other areas of government:


to affirm that the fundamental characteristic of the public service is acting with a spirit of service to the community.

Compare: 1988 No 20 s 1A