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

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 and argues against a 2.5% pay rise for disability care workers. “The Treasurer can defend the expenditure on the basis the Government is undertaking “unprecedented and complicated reforms” but what he doesn’t say is that…

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$50 million announcement no relief for schools staff

$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 function said the Public Service Association (PSA). The union was responding to the Minister’s announcement that $50 million in flexible funding is to be provided to Principals to employ business managers. “The fact is School…

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National Park cuts let loose wild dogs and bushfires

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 Office of Environment & Heritage, the Public Service Association (PSA) says. The restructure in the lead up to the bushfire season, when experienced planning should be in full swing, will also impact on the safety…

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