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DEC Industrial Bulletin - June/July 2014

DEC Industrial Bulletin - June/July 2014

Latest news The separation of DEC and TAFE has led the PSA to seek clarification from the Department regarding what transitional arrangements are being made and the impact this could have on staff seeking redeployment and joint consultative committees. People and Services Directorate Restructure This restructure has moved to the final step of the placement process. As this restructure is taking in the former HR…

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New Code of Ethical Conduct - FACS

New Code of Ethical Conduct - FACS

Sign first, talk later... FACS fail to consult over Code of Ethical Conduct FACS Bulletin: Code of Conduct February 2014 (PDF Version) The Department of Family and Community Services is asking staff to sign up to a new Code of Ethical Conduct (CoEC) without properly explaining it to staff or consulting with the PSA. Members have contacted the PSA to express their concern and we’ve…

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National Reconciliation Week: 27 May to 3 June 2013

National Reconciliation Week: 27 May to 3 June 2013

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national…

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Government bill threatens independence of NSW public service

Government bill threatens independence of NSW public service

 MEDIA RELEASE 28 May 2013 A NSW Government bill seeks to remove legislative protections for the merit selection process in the public service creating a greater risk of nepotism and political appointments, the Public Service Association said today. The Government Sector Employment Bill introduced last week by the O’Farrell Government eliminates a number of important checks and balances. These are in place to protect transparency,…

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme Draft Rules

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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