The ABC has the somewhat reassuring news that public servants in axed agencies will keep their pay and conditions while efforts are made to find them work.
The Public Service Commission has announced public servants will continue to have the same pay while the changes take effect.
“In the case of an agency that has been abolished this will mean that terms and conditions of its former employees will continue to be preserved even though the agency itself has been abolished,” the commission said.
The changes include the abolition of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, and the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, with their duties to be redistributed.
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations will also be split into two separate departments.
Good luck breaking into the PS while this goes on however!