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Monday, 8 January 2018

Exploitative consultants bleed NSW of billions

PSA General Secretary Stewart Little highlights the use of consultants by the NSW Government in an opinion piece in today’s Herald.

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Caseworkers criticise NSW ChildStory IT platform – it News

“We have grave concerns that reports regarding children at risk will be lost or unable to be recorded during the festive season, which is traditionally a demanding time upon the…

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Respect the risk in prisons

Over the coming weeks you are going to see a number of videos of prison officers explaining their role and function and the risks that they go through on a…

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Parklea must be publicly run again: union - 7 News

Corrections Minister David Elliott on Monday said the existing contract for Parklea - held by GEO Group Australia - will expire in March 2019 and tenders are being accepted for…

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Merger causing fear: PSA - The Daily Liberal

“This has been dragging on for more than eight weeks now and still staff are basically none the wiser”, Acting PSA Assistant General Secretary, Kym Ward said. Read the full…

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Monday, 16 October 2017

NPWS plan to slash jobs and relocate office to Coffs Harbour - The Daily Examiner

THE NSW Government is about to strip 12 jobs in the National Parks and Wildlife Service from the Clarence Valley says a union. The assistant general secretary of the Public…

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Police deny playing politics with regional reforms - The Mudgee Guardian

“As a former uniformed officer, I would have thought Troy Grant would be very well aware of the vital role played by civilian support staff in day to day policing…

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Friday, 13 October 2017

NSW police restructure sparks concern for regional commands - The Wingham Chronicle

Acting PSA General Secretary, Troy Wright said, “We are concerned about the loss of critical civilian support staff who ensure police are properly equipped to be able to undertake the…

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Rumours of major NSW police force restructure suggest loss of commanders - The Sydney Morning Herald

If the jobs of civilian administrative support staff are cut, jobs that allow Police Officers to actually be Police out in the community, how can the Government expect to reach…

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

At-risk kids sleeping in motel rooms: PSA - The Illawarra Mercury

Yesterday’s launch of the PSA’s Safe Hands campaign at Coniston was covered by the Illawarra Mercury. Read the full article Illawarra Mercury HERE.

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Kids put in the same motels as crims - The Sunday Telegraph

“Children are being removed from situations of risk every week across NSW and placed in completely unsuitable, insecure and potentially dangerous accommodation,” PSA Assistant General Secretary, Troy Wright told the…

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Inmates send jails to blazes - The Daily Telegraph

Prison Officers Vocational Branch Chair, Nicole Jess discusses the latest heated issue Correctional Officers are required to deal with in their workplace.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Department cuts will see wild dog packs run rampant - The Coffs Coast Advocate

On World Ranger Day, the PSA unleashed the hounds about a restructure of National Park operations by the Office of Environment and Heritage that will see a further 15 area…

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wagga ‘juvy’ staff assaulted 27 times in 17 months - The Daily Advertiser

"The assault rate on our members has absolutely gone through the roof." The PSA's Stewart Little and Julie Bond talk to the Wagga Daily Advertiser about the violence our members…

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