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

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 blow outs with the NDIS. The report also highlighted the PSA’s long held concern that some people with disability are receiving a reduced service under the NDIS. “The disaster this union has been warning about…

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

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 Public Service Association (PSA). The PSA, the state’s largest public sector union, calls on the State Government to openly assess the socio-economic impact of any proposed privatisation as part of the budgetary process. The union…

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Public prison announcement a win for public safety

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 at Windsor will remain a state run facility is a clear victory for common sense and recognition of the work and capacity of Correctional Officers said the union. “That a Government hell bent on privatising…

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53 billion arguments against privatisation says union

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 services such as the Land Titles Registry and public disability services are among the areas that have gone under the hammer. "The Premier says that the proceeds of the sale of these public services and…

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

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 release a report titled “How to get the NDIS on track,” says the Public Service Association (PSA). “This report and the reasons behind its release goes to the heart of the PSA’s concern in NSW…

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