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Premier's bushfire inquiry must consider impact of budget cuts - 30 Jan 2020

Premier's bushfire inquiry must consider impact of budget cuts - 30 Jan 2020

NSW's public services union says any independent bushfire inquiry must examine what impact the state's crippling budget cuts have had on frontline agencies ability to prepare for horror fire season. "We cautiously welcome this inquiry into the bushfires, and it's apparently wide scope because there are many unanswered questions about how underfunding of key agencies have left our state unprepared,"said Stewart Little, general secretary of…

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Deputy Premier's war with environment fuels bushfire crisis, weakens NSW - 23 Jan 2020

Deputy Premier's war with environment fuels bushfire crisis, weakens NSW - 23 Jan 2020

The NSW Coalition’s internal war over climate change is the real ideological battle preventing action on bushfires, not park rangers, says the Public Service Association. “Now the Deputy Premier has returned from holiday, he is back to picking fights with his Liberal colleagues over climate change and once again park rangers are his fodder,” said Stewart Little, general secretary of the Public Service Association. "NSW's…

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NSW Government's ICAC cuts great news for corruption

NSW Government's ICAC cuts great news for corruption

The Berejiklian Government's savage cuts to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is great news for corruption, according to the Public Service Association. The ICAC has announced it will be forced to make 31 full-time employees redundant as a result of the $4.7 million cuts. The PSA, which represents ICAC staff, says the cuts will be devastating. "ICAC cuts are great news for corruption in…

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UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED - 27/11/19

UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED - 27/11/19

PSA media release  Wednesday 27 November 2019  UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED  CPSU-NSW today demanded NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoffrey Lee put an immediate halt to a planned restructure of NSW TAFE that will lead to the loss of almost 200 jobs. CPSU-NSW Assistant State Secretary Troy Wright said the union believed that the Change Management Plans developed by the…

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PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls - Media Release 31/10/2019

PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls - Media Release 31/10/2019

MEDIA RELEASE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls The following can be attributed to Stewart Little, General Secretary of the Public Service Association. “The Public Service Association supports NSW Labor’s announcement to introduce a bill into NSW Parliament for mandatory blood testing, in particular for our members in NSW Corrective Services and Youth Justice. We encourage the government to implement…

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