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The End of Austerity?

The End of Austerity?

Unlock the Treasury door, Modern Monetary Theory has transformed the debate over government spending, writes Dan Murphy. When Treasurer Dominic Perrottet stole NSW public servants’ pay rises in 2020, he trotted out familiar lines. Government workers must “make sacrifices” for the “greater good”. Come the budget, while rebooting the economy required stimulus, it was important to maintain “discipline” and engage in “budget repair,” starting with…

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Liberals will see you die broke in the name of ‘efficiency’ - by Paul Keating 27 January 2021

Liberals will see you die broke in the name of ‘efficiency’ - by Paul Keating 27 January 2021

Superannuation Minister Jane Hume finally came clean in these pages on the government’s superannuation endgame (January 22). In a banal piece where bikinis, of all things, are tied to superannuation policy, Hume argues superannuants should be slaked of all super accumulation before they die. You die battling to have afforded your own coffin. This is a twist on the “use it or lose it” principle. This…

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10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN THE PSA

10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN THE PSA

10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN THE PSA   1. THE VOICE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR The Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) represents the workplace interests of tens of thousands of public servants who perform a range of essential services across NSW Government departments and agencies.   2. IMPROVED WAGES AND ENTITLEMENTS Employers do not automatically hand over salary increases and better conditions. The PSA…

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Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) meeting

Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) meeting

The first full meeting of the new Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) committee meeting was held Wednesday, 23 September 2020. The new SOVBAG committee is now more inclusive and representational of all staff working in the Sheriff’s Office (SHO). The PSA executive recently approved a rule change to the SOVBAG Constitution and Rules Charter that allow’s other staff groups working in the Sheriff’s Office, membership status in SOVBAG.  The SOVBAG committee now…

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Youth Justice DC meeting 16 Sep 2020

Youth Justice DC meeting 16 Sep 2020

Youth Justice NSW Departmental Committee delegates are the voice and peak representatives for all PSA members across Youth Justice custodial and community streams and consultative meetings with YJNSW executives on all workplace matters that affect you and your work colleagues.  Without strong effective Departmental Committee (DC) delegates, Work Place Group (WPG) delegates and an active and engaged membership, the PSA would not be able to deliver the great results that we have over the past year:  - improved safety…

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