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NSW must catch up to other states with public service mental health plan

NSW must catch up to other states with public service mental health plan

MEDIA RELEASE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018 The Public Service Association has today called on the NSW Government to introduce a mental health plan for all public sector workers to address soaring rates of mental illness. Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and Queensland all have mental health plans for their public services. “More people develop mental illness working for the New South Wales Government than at…

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Thousands of NSW public servants data at risk by Gov's offshoring

Thousands of NSW public servants data at risk by Gov's offshoring

The private data of thousands of NSW's public servants could be exposed by the state government, as it pushes on with its unpopular offshoring efforts.

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‘ChildStory’ a horror story for child protection system

‘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 Public Service Association (PSA) has warned Community Services and Minister Pru Goward repeatedly that the new system was not ready for roll-out before its introduction in December. Since its introduction, the PSA has been inundated…

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Fears Regional Communities will lose Local Police jobs

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 concerned about the loss of critical civilian support staff who ensure police are properly equipped to be able to undertake the full range of their duties on behalf of their local communities,” said PSA General…

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Union welcomes inquiry into scandal ridden Parklea private prison

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 inquiry into Parklea for sometime and this week backed a push by Opposition Leader Luke Foley for Parliament to formally investigate the prison’s operations. The inquiry announcement follows reports of further damning incidents including allegations…

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