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Selling sensitive land information for bigger sports grounds for small crowds

Selling sensitive land information for bigger sports grounds for small crowds

Land and Property Information - web (PDF version) Media Release The Baird Government has announced another asset sell off, this time the critically important Land and Property Information (LPI) Service and priceless property data said the Public Service Association (PSA). LPI provides essential land titling, registration, mapping and valuation services for Government, emergency services and the community. The sale announcement comes before the release of…

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How the PSA converted temporary Home Care staff

How the PSA converted temporary Home Care staff

The PSA assisted temporary Home Care employees secure ongoing employment as they move to the private sector. On 20 March 2015, the PSA wrote to Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) Secretary, Michael Coutts- Trotter, about temporary-staff arrangements. Timeline: how a meeting became a win for member power This is an example of how the process worked for a small group in the Referral…

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PSA expresses anger over FACS temporary staff conversion guidelines

PSA expresses anger over FACS temporary staff conversion guidelines

FACS member update - temporary staff conversion guidelines - 18 Dec 2015 (PDF version) The PSA has expressed frustration at the Department’s failure to engage in meaningful consultation over new temporary staff conversion guidelines. Following the commencement of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, the PSA wrote to FACS in relation to new rules governing temporary employment. At the time, the Department assured the PSA…

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Grafton open; but prisons still packed tight

Grafton open; but prisons still packed tight

The inmates may not be too thrilled to be there, but the community of Grafton is happy to have its prison back in operation. After a long campaign by the PSA, backed by the local chamber of commerce, council, and the local National Party MP, the Baird Government re-opened more than 100 beds at the correctional facility. The initial expansion of the prison saw about…

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Trustee and Guardian in retreat over closures

Trustee and Guardian in retreat over closures

The PSA has helped save three regional Trustee and Guardian offices slated for closure or a reduction in services. In a move that would have pulled services from some of the state’s most vulnerable people, the Trustee and Guardian offices in Armidale, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Lismore, Gosford, Bankstown, Penrith, Burwood, Chatswood, Hurstville, Liverpool, Wollongong, Newcastle and Miranda were slated for closure or a severe reduction…

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