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Tens of thousands of children at risk of abuse not seen in person by NSW government case workers

A shocking number of young people at risk of physical or sexual abuse are never seen in person by a NSW government caseworker. It comes as fears of a mass exodus of childcare workers. Here’s why. NSW Premier Chris Minns has admitted our child protection regime is not good enough after it The Daily Telegraph revealed tens of thousands of children suspected of being at…

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Child protection under fire

ONE child in out-of-home has cost the state $3.3 million in 12 months, and others an average $1.7 million per year thanks to a child protection system in crisis, says the Public Service Association. It comes off the back of 12 years of neglect, and the outsourcing of child protection to for-profit providers, Assistant General Secretary of the Public Service Association Troy Wright said on…

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Union boss warns Minns against Albo ’great disappointment’

The leader of one of NSW’s largest unions has warned Premier Chris Minns not to replicate the “great disappointment” of the Albanese federal government, which he accused of failing to deliver on pre-election promises to fuel public sector wages. Public Service Association general secretary Stewart Little said the Minns government only needed to look to Canberra for an example of how promises on wages growth…

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NSW public sector employees strike for 24 hours over 3 per cent wage increase offer - ABC NEWS 8 June 2022

Thousands of public sector workers have marched through Sydney's CBD and around the state as part of a 24-hour strike over the NSW government's wage offer. Employees from the ministries of health, education, justice, transport and customer service decided to proceed with industrial action after their union rejected the state government's offer of a 3 per cent wage increase, which was announced by Premier Dominic Perrottet…

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A number of Wagga-based research jobs are set to be slashed - ABC News & Daily Advertiser 7 May 2022

THE jobs of up to 10 Wagga-based grain researchers could be slashed amid state government funding cuts, according to claims from the Public Services Association (PSA). A statement from the union asserts 10 jobs are set to go at the Grains Agronomy and Pathology Partnership (GAPP) at the end of this financial year. The union said a further 20 GAPP jobs will go at Tamworth.…

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