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Baird Government ignores community message on NDIS

Baird Government ignores community message on NDIS

Baird Government ignores community message on NDIS (PDF version) On 22 March 2015, Premier Mike Baird announced the accelerated roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to children aged under 18 in the Penrith and Blue Mountains area. As usual, there was no prior consultation with any unions or the local community. Following this announcement, the PSA held an urgent meeting of members…

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Police Band Bulletin

Police Band Bulletin

Police Band Bulletin (PDF Version) Your union, the PSA, conducted a meeting at the Police Band premises on Wednesday, 15 April 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to seek your input regarding the negotiation of the Police Band Award. Attendees were briefed on the process of the negotiations and the consultation with members. Thank you to all who attended. In addition to your PSA…

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Ban on FACS Performance Development Program remains in place and current

Ban on FACS Performance Development Program remains in place and current

Ban on the FACS Performance Development Program (PDP) remains in place and current - 4 May 2015 (PDF Version) In July and August 2014 the PSA state Departmental Committees (DCs) for ADHC, Business Services, Home Care and Community Services voted to ban the FACS PDP due to concerns around how this may affect members’ employment. The wording of the ban is: All PSA members are…

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IR reforms to restore fairness in Queensland workplaces

IR reforms to restore fairness in Queensland workplaces

Queensland govt. media release - IR reforms to restore fairness in Queensland workplaces - 23 April 2015 (PDF) The Palaszczuk Government is rolling out a comprehensive raft of industrial relations reforms which will restore important safeguards for public sector workers that were ripped out by the Campbell Newman administration.

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Union movement condemns forcible closure of Aboriginal communities - ACTU

Union movement condemns forcible closure of Aboriginal communities - ACTU

ACTU media release: Union movement condemns forcible closure of Aboriginal communities (PDF version) The ACTU Executive has voted unanimously to condemn the Abbott and Barnett Governments’ moves to forcibly close Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Unions call on the Abbott Government to restore funding for Aboriginal communities and the Barnett Government to end the political funding games and work with communities to maintain their connection…

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