NSW planning department spent $1.2m on office plants - The Mandarin 10 June 2020

NSW planning department spent $1.2m on office plants - The Mandarin 10 June 2020

https://www.themandarin.com.au/134974-nsw-planning-department-spent-1-2m-on-office-plants/

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NSW government splurges a million dollars on plants - 2GB radio 10 June 2020

NSW government splurges a million dollars on plants - 2GB radio 10 June 2020

A NSW government department has outraged public sector workers by spending over a million dollars on indoor plants. The Department of Planning’s new offices in Parramatta will feature a ‘green wall’ of tropical plants, the three-year contract for which is priced at $1.246 million. Public Service Association General Secretary Stewart Little told Ray Hadley the splurge “beggars belief”, especially at the same time the NSW…

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Ministers' drivers sacked days before jobs promise - SMH 2 June 2020

Ministers' drivers sacked days before jobs promise - SMH 2 June 2020

The Premier's own department sacked five drivers just days before she announced that no government employees would lose their jobs, indicating the commitment does not extend to the nearly one in five public servants on temporary contracts. Gladys Berejiklian guaranteed last week that no public servant would be forced out of a job for the next 12 months, in exchange for a freeze on pay rises.…

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Public sector wage freeze will ‘cost jobs, hurt regions’ - Gov News 1 June 2020

Public sector wage freeze will ‘cost jobs, hurt regions’ - Gov News 1 June 2020

The NSW government’s public sector wage freeze could indirectly cost 1,100 jobs across the state, according to an economic analysis by a public policy think tank. The move is also likely to harm regions, which will suffer from the loss of spending by public servants, the Australia Institute says. https://www.governmentnews.com.au/public-sector-wage-freeze-will-cost-jobs-hurt-regions/

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Labor vows to block NSW public sector pay freeze - Gov News 28 May 2020

Labor vows to block NSW public sector pay freeze - Gov News 28 May 2020

Labor says it will do everything it can to stop a NSW government decision to implement a 12 month freeze on public sector pay rises. The move announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week means 400,000 government employees will miss out on their 2.5 per cent pay rise. The freeze, which applies to all government positions including state owned corporations and departmental secretaries and executives,…

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