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Jail should not be the last resort for people with disability

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 be a government-run safety net for some of the state’s most vulnerable people, says the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA). “We have warned that without a properly funded, government-run safety net, some people with…

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NSW disability services privatisation a ticking social bomb – report

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 Public Service Association (PSA). The shocking impact of privatisation on the sector has been revealed today in a report, Taking Back Control: A Community Response to Privatisation which comes after an independent panel toured the…

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

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 safety, the Public Service Association (PSA) says. The PSA is holding rallies across the state today against the drastic cuts. Events will be held in Katoomba, Queanbeyan, Grafton, Griffith, and Wollongong. The Berijiklian Government is…

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Fears Regional Areas will lose Local Police Commands

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. The PSA wrote to Minister Troy Grant last week demanding detail of the restructure - touted the biggest in 20 years - but the Minister has refused to reply. Particularly concerning to public safety is…

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Govt ignoring child protection inquiry a disgrace – PSA

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 key recommendation to extend the Auditor General’s powers to ensure accountability of all non-Government child protection organisations that receive state funding was among those ignored. The union launched its “Safe hands” campaign during Child Protection…

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