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Four Corners exposes critical need for Government child protection services

Four Corners exposes critical need for Government child protection services

PSA media release: The ABC’s Four Corners ‘Broken Homes’ investigation has tragically reinforced what the Public Service Association (PSA) has been red flagging for years: the critical need for Government operated child protection services rather than for-profit care. “What does it say about a Government - and a society - when the care and protection of desperate vulnerable children is used to make a dollar?”…

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Barrett must oppose privatisation of critical regional disability services

Barrett must oppose privatisation of critical regional disability services

PSA media release: National Party candidate Scott Barrett must publicly oppose the Baird Government’s plans to privatise disability services and take a stand on behalf of the most vulnerable in the region said the Public Service Association (PSA). The Baird Government are privatising the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) to make way for the NDIS knowing current services will not continue. In…

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Staff shortages 'cause of delays'

Staff shortages 'cause of delays'

New PSA Assistant General Secretary, Troy Wright goes to bat for members at the Community Services helpline in today’s Telegraph.

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Minister disconnected from real Community Services helpline problems

Minister disconnected from real Community Services helpline problems

PSA media release Media reports that a police officer attempting to report a case of child abuse to Community Services was placed on hold for 12 hours by the Department’s Helpline come as no surprise said the Public Service Association (PSA). The union has repeatedly raised concerns regarding work overload and staffing issues with the Department and met with FACS Secretary Michael Coutts-Trotter as recently…

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