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Public Works to pick up after St Hilliers collapse

Public Works to pick up after St Hilliers collapse

The decision by the NSW Government to call in Public Works to save regional housing projects put at risk by the collapse of St Hilliers Construction will help save jobs in several regional centres, including Orange and Newcastle, the Public Service Association today. The PSA welcomes the NSW Government’s decision yesterday to award public housing construction contracts to Public Works after St Hilliers went into…

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Don’t take the low road Barry – no railroading of public services

Don’t take the low road Barry – no railroading of public services

On the surface, the O’Farrell Government’s attacks on the public sector might appear to be an endless series of random moves driven by political ideology.

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Workers Comp to be slashed

Workers Comp to be slashed

The O’Farrell Government has signalled their intention to slash workers compensation in NSW. Apparently cutting public sector wages and conditions just isn’t going to be enough to fund a new rail link. The main announcement was a softening up exercise, typically made in the Daily Telegraph complete with shock and awe statistics. The main announcement was a softening up exercise, typically made in the Daily…

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Public education in firing line as Local Schools Local Decisions hits the road

Public education in firing line as Local Schools Local Decisions hits the road

On 11 March, the O’Farrell Government announced – via the Sunday newspapers – that its Local Schools Local Decisions initiative – the most far reaching changes ever proposed in public education in this state – would be implemented across all NSW schools from April.

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High Court challenge to public sector wage cap

High Court challenge to public sector wage cap

The PSA will challenge in the High Court the constitutional validity of the State government’s industrial laws that cap public sector pay rises. The laws were designed to impede the independence of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in determining fair pay rates.

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