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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

‘ChildStory’ a horror story for child protection system

PSA Media release A new Community Services case management and records system, ‘ChildStory’, has placed children at risk of harm over Christmas, the union for child-protection caseworkers has warned. The…

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fears Regional Communities will lose Local Police jobs

PSA Media release The Public Service Association (PSA) holds grave fears many regional areas will be stripped of local police staff under a restructure of NSW Police. “We are extremely…

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Union welcomes inquiry into scandal ridden Parklea private prison

PSA Media release The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed today’s announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into the scandal ridden Parklea private prison. The union has been calling for an…

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Jail should not be the last resort for people with disability

PSA media release The incarceration of a 20-year-old Victorian man with autism and an intellectual disability who fell through the cracks of the NDIS serves a reminder there needs to…

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Monday, 23 October 2017

NSW disability services privatisation a ticking social bomb – report

PSA media release A parent’s harrowing story of how her son escaped private disability care four times during his first three days cannot be ignored by the Government says the…

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

50th year celebrations for National Parks in ashes by massive restructure

PSA media release The NSW Government is marking the 50th anniversary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) with a massive restructure that will cut jobs and jeopardise public…

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fears Regional Areas will lose Local Police Commands

PSA media release The Public Service Association (PSA) holds grave fears many regional areas will be stripped of their local police area command under a Government restructure of NSW Police.…

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Govt ignoring child protection inquiry a disgrace – PSA

PSA Media release The Public Service Association (PSA) has slammed the NSW Government for supporting only 12 of the 28 recommendations made by a Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Protection. A…

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Govt spends tens of millions on consultants, tries to block pay rise for disability workers

PSA media release The Public Service Association (PSA) has slammed the $10 million rise in the budget for consultants in one public sector agency alone while the Government cuts jobs…

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

$50 million announcement no relief for schools staff

PSA Media release The announcement by NSW Minister for Education, Rob Stokes about reducing the administrative burden on Principals, demonstrates his lack of understanding of how our public schools really…

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

National Park cuts let loose wild dogs and bushfires

PSA Media release Large areas of the state will be left exposed to bushfires and uncontrolled wild dogs in the wake of a restructure of National Park operations by the…

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

NSW wipes its hands of disability services as Productivity Commission raises major concerns - PSA

PSA Media release The Public Service Association (PSA) has slammed the NSW Government for scrapping public disability services as a Productivity Commission report raises serious concerns about access and cost…

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Govt Dis-Connex - Budget must relieve disability care, child protection and prison crisis: PSA

PSA media release The NSW Government must halt its socially destructive privatisation agenda and focus attention on such critical public services as disability care, child protection and prisons said the…

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Public prison announcement a win for public safety

PSA Media release: The PSA is today celebrating its win in the fight to keep the NSW prison system in public hands. Today’s announcement that the John Morony Correctional Centre…

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

53 billion arguments against privatisation says union

PSA Media release: According to new figures, the NSW Government has privatised a staggering $53 billion in public services to its business mates said the Public Service Association (PSA). Critical…

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Haste and poor care plans under NDIS a ticking social time bomb says union

PSA Media release: Critical care plans under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are poor and in such disarray, a peak body, National Disability Services have felt the need to…

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Experts back union concerns over NSW Government wiping its hands of disability services

PSA Media release: The Public Service Association (PSA) has attacked the NSW Government for scrapping public disability services, throwing the care of people with disability into free fall. The union’s…

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

PSA slams heartless NSW Government for wiping its hands of disability services

PSA media release The Public Service Association has attacked the NSW Government for scrapping public disability services on the same day a billion dollar NDIS cost blow out has been…

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

457 visa changes must stop job rorts after privatisation - union

PSA media release: The Turnbull Government’s changes to 457 Visas must stop the NSW Government contracting out vital public services then replacing full time local jobs with “temporary” overseas workers…

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Land Titles Registry sale a disaster for millions in NSW

PSA Media release: The NSW Government decision to lease the 150 year old Land Titles Registry to Hastings Funds Management and First State Super is a recipe for disaster for…

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