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Insult to injury: Minister compares vital education support workers to ‘tea ladies’ as he sacks them

Education support staff are appalled NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has compared them ‘tea ladies’ while announcing changes that will see hundreds of their jobs cut, the Public Service Association said today. Mr Piccoli this week finalised changes to a new model of delivering support to schools which will see at least 300 jobs cut in critical roles including curriculum development, program administration and community…

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PSA serves up greater protections in Service NSW

After a long, hard-fought battle, the PSA has won greater protections for members in relation to the filling of jobs in Service NSW. The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) recommended the parties accept a Terms of Settlement. The PSA did so following endorsement by delegates in Roads and Maritime Services, Fair Trading and Births, Deaths and Marriages. While the outcome does not achieve direct appointments for…

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National Parks Association Media Release: Thousands of Signatures on Petition against Hunting

7th March 2013 [caption id="attachment_3053" align="alignright" width="275"] Luke Foley, Shadow Minister for the Environment (ALP), Cate Faehrmann, MLC for the Greens and Alex Greenwich, Member for Sydney (Independent) joined representatives of the Association outside Parliament today in a short press conference to receive the petitions.[/caption] MEDIA RELEASE The National Parks Association of NSW has handed over thousands of signatures on its petition objecting to recreational…

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme Draft Rules

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence its trial period in the Hunter from July this year. The government has just released the rules around eligibility for inclusion in this trial and the others taking place around the country.  The following is an Australian Government summary: The Australian Government has released rules that will guide how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works for…

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