Numbers and costs for APS cuts evade MYEFO

By Julian Bajkowski The Abbott government has conspicuously excluded its election promise to cut public service staffing costs by $5.2 billion through the elimination of 12,000 positions from its Mid-Year Economic and Financial Outlook (MYEFO), listing estimates for the jobs cull as “not for publication” in the statement. In a bleak snapshot that now forecasts […]

Abetz returns fire over 14,500 APS retrenchments

By Julian Bajkowski The war of words over the scale and pace of downsizing in the Australian Public Service has sharply intensified after Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz hit out at the former Labor government over plans to axe Department of Human Services call […]

Regions now in firing line for 14,500 federal job cuts

By Julian Bajkowski The Federal Government’s job cutting axe is set to fall on at least 56 Department of Human Services IT staff in Hobart, as agencies start to look beyond Canberra for forced retrenchment fodder in order to meet efficiency dividend targets. The proposed federal job losses in the state with Australia’s highest unemployment […]

CPSU cold on voluntary demotion offer to avoid retrenchments

By Julian Bajkowski The conspicuous collapse of the Coalition’s promise to slash 12,000 federal public service jobs through natural attrition has been quickly followed by revelations that parts of the bureaucracy are looking at radically redefining job structures and pay grades in an apparent bid to limit forced retrenchments. The Community and Public Sector Union […]

APS redundancies flow as staff turnover stalls

By Julian Bajkowski  The Abbott government’s promise that its cull of 12,000 positions from the federal public service will only come through ‘natural attrition’ is coming even further unstuck after the Department of Agriculture told staff it wants 220 voluntary redundancies. An all staff email from Agriculture Department secretary, Paul Grimes, candidly admits that “natural […]


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