PSA Media release:
The Public Service Association (PSA) congratulates Gladys Berejiklian on her elevation to the position of Premier.
It hopes the new leader’s approach of listening to the community will translate into the preservation in Government hands of quality public services for the people of NSW.
Under Mike Baird, the NSW Government was striding determinedly towards critical privatisations such as the sell-off of public disability services and the Land Titles Registry.
“The New Premier has stated that ‘people want to be heard’ and that it was ‘time to make sure everyone got their slice of the pie’” PSA General Secretary, Stewart Little said.
“The public needs the new Premier – unlike her predecessor – to show she has a heart in meeting its needs by supporting quality public services.”
“On that basis, a strong start for Ms Berejiklian would be to rethink the sale and total dismantling of public disability services and the sell-off of the Land Titles Registry.”
“People with disability will go into free fall without a strong Government safety net and the sale of the Land Titles Registry – which has been universally condemned by former staff, academics and even property developers – will have an enormous detrimental impact on the NSW economy.
“Surely, given the Premier’s experience in Treasury, the implications of the Land Titles sale should set off alarm bells.”