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NSW public servants to receive universal parental leave - The Mandarin 07/04/2021

NSW public servants to receive universal parental leave - The Mandarin 07/04/2021

All New South Wales public sector employees who are primary carers will soon be able to access up to 14 weeks’ paid parental leave in the first year of their baby’s life, in a move the Public Service Association has described as a “huge win”. The change will come into effect from July 1, 10 years after the PSA first began campaigning for equal parental…

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Goulburn prison officers agree to talks with Corrective Services - Goulburn Post 29/03/2021

Goulburn prison officers agree to talks with Corrective Services - Goulburn Post 29/03/2021

Some 200 officers at Goulburn Correctional Centre have returned to work following a near 70-hour strike. The move came after 8am Monday when the Prison Officers Vocational Branch's (POVB) state executive met onsite with members. However they remain angry about safety and security issues and what they say is a breakdown in relations with the facility's governor. POVB chair Jason Charlton said about 100 members…

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JOB CUTS WILL HIT VULNERABLE KIDS - Sunday Telegraph 28/03/2021

JOB CUTS WILL HIT VULNERABLE KIDS - Sunday Telegraph 28/03/2021

JOB CUTS WILL HIT VULNERABLE KIDS Sunday Telegraph March 28, 2021 UNIONS fear slashing 175 jobs from the Department of Communities and Justice will see more vulnerable children put up in temporary motel accommodation, costing taxpayers more than $700,000 per year for each kid. DCJ is overseeing a 20 per cent reduction within the strategy and planning commission, which oversees outsourced contracts to private providers…

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NSW Education pays Deloitte $9.1m to write documents for NSW Treasury - AFR 3 March 2021

NSW Education pays Deloitte $9.1m to write documents for NSW Treasury - AFR 3 March 2021

NSW Education pays Deloitte $9.1m to write documents for NSW Treasury The NSW Department of Education is paying Deloitte almost $10 million a year to develop internal funding documents for NSW Treasury, despite claims that the public service is capable of completing the work “many times over”. Under the $9.1 million contract, the big four consultancy will help the department create “business cases” for funding…

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NSW ministerial drivers

NSW ministerial drivers "treated like a taxi service" - Sunday Telegraph - 21 Feb 2021

The government’s official drivers are ready to walk instead of accepting a raft of tough new conditions that are being imposed. The state government’s fleet of official drivers have threatened to quit after being told they will have to undergo drug tests “similar to that of an Olympic athlete”, be available around the clock and to drink coffee when tired. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal…

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