Total APS job cuts too difficult to predict for Public Service Commission

By Julian Bajkowski The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has released its annual stocktake of the federal bureaucracy with the grim warning that it is now “difficult to predict” how the cumulative impact of successive rounds of job cuts under both the Coalition and Labor will hit staff numbers. Tabled in Parliament on Monday afternoon, […]

NSW splits RailCorp, sacks 690

By Paul Hemsley Another 690 railway workers in New South Wales Minister will be sacked under the latest sweeping changes ushered in by state Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, that will separate the operation of metropolitan and country services into the brands Sydney Trains and NSW Trains. The return to separate rail operators for the state […]

ELECTION 2010: PS hiring freeze to impact regional economies

By Angela Dorizas The Coalition’s plan to cut 12,000 jobs from the Australian Public Service will have a major impact on regional economies, according to research by an independent think-tank. In a policy paper released on Tuesday, the Australia Institute warned that the Coalition’s two-year hiring freeze would negatively impact on regions with the highest […]

No plan to slash PS jobs: Tanner

By Angela Dorizas Federal Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has denied claims that the Government will slash public sector jobs to find budget savings. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) last week warned that the Federal Government was planning to impose a boosted efficiency dividend on departments and agencies. In its Budget submission, the CPSU […]

Recession’s ‘perfect storm’ sweeps UK council jobs

By Rob O’Brien The depth of the UK recession has been felt in local government with an estimated 670 council jobs lost in England over the last six months. Three in five councils have made staff reductions in the last six months and a similar proportion are planning to cut posts over the course of the next […]

Recession bites as UK council slashes 650 jobs

One of the UK's biggest local authorities has announced it will cut hundreds of jobs, blaming  "lower government grants and a drop in its income". Leeds City Council in the north of England said about 650 people would go over the next year but said it was planning to create 200 new posts, giving a net […]

ACT chief warns against public sector cuts

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has expressed his concern that a slashing of public sector jobs due to the financial crisis could ruin the capital’s economy. ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope told the ABC that he had a detailed discussion with Kevin Rudd in which he emphasised the importance of the Commonwealth public service to […]


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