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Enough words, time to hold government accountable for bushfire failures: PSA

Enough words, time to hold government accountable for bushfire failures: PSA

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements makes clear Australians have been let down by political inaction in preparing the country for the realities of a harsher climate. The Public Service Association demands government immediately act to properly resource all bushfire and other emergency response agencies to a mandated, minimum standard. "Today Australians found out that when it comes to accountability for keeping them…

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Fisheries Compliance: new sick leave arrangements applied, then pulled

Fisheries Compliance: new sick leave arrangements applied, then pulled

Members may have seen an email (then an upload to the InFOsite page) advising of the sick leave requirements under the Crown Employees (Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009 by the Acting Director Fisheries Compliance (A/DFC). Whilst most of the language within the document is innocuous and consistent with the explicit provisions of the Crown Employees (Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009, there were several…

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Department of Parliamentary Services restructure

Department of Parliamentary Services restructure

The PSA has been formally advised that the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) will be undergoing a restructure. We are looking after your concerns – how will this restructure impact you? How will this impact you performing your role? The PSA has been advised there will be no loss of roles and no loss of conditions. The PSA will be examining every aspect of this…

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The new Flexible Working Policy: We want to hear from you!

The new Flexible Working Policy: We want to hear from you!

The PSA met with Legal Aid NSW Management as part of the consultation process in regards to the draft Flexible Working Policy. As advised, the policy will guide staff and management about flexible work at Legal Aid NSW. The PSA has raised issues relating to the draft Flexible Working Policy and also made suggestions to improve it. Management has told us it will be sending…

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Coronial inquiry outcome

Coronial inquiry outcome

Earlier today, Commissioner Severin sent out a broadcast informing staff of the outcome of the coronial inquiry into the death of inmate Dwayne Johnstone.  The Coroner has referred this matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to determine if charges should be laid. Today, members of the POVB Executive met with Mr Severin to discuss the matter. Mr Severin made it clear that the…

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