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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Having friends in the public service means nothing. Unless you are privy to the inner workings of each department, then I don't see how you can just "decide" that these things need to be done, that goes for your friends who work in the APS, unless they are the state director of course - that would be different!
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    No, not ditto VP. Because unlike you, I am not calling for sweeping reforms of the APS...on account of not having the financial knowledge of each department. See the difference?

    Of course, cost effectiveness and efficient departments are what is required, but calling for sackings and closures of departments, when we don't actually know what they do is not a way to get the most out of the APS.

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    Cannot believe they are talking about cutting pensioner discounts for utilities, as if they haven't already got enough to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Having friends in the public service means nothing. Unless you are privy to the inner workings of each department, then I don't see how you can just "decide" that these things need to be done, that goes for your friends who work in the APS, unless they are the state director of course - that would be different!
    This part of the argument is going no where, if this is the case beebs, then none if us can argue they're either fair changes or unfair as none of us know.

    That's why I tend to sit on the fence with this part as it can't and shouldn't be a blanket all cuts to federal government staff and boards and departments is either all bad and all good. Each need to be judged on their own merits and we just don't know enough of the ins and outs.

    Though I don't like this government's attitude towards science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Cannot believe they are talking about cutting pensioner discounts for utilities, as if they haven't already got enough to worry about.
    It's not just utilities either. It extends to concessions/rebates/exemptions being scrapped on council rates, water, public transport, drivers licence, etc.



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    I work in the public service. We have already been cut to bare bones, not much more can be lost from us.
    But I work in only one part of the PS so I cant comment on the others and their staffing levels.

    What I can say is that I would be cutting thungs like the chaplaincy funding before making more people unemployed

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    So do I, and I worry - really worry about how these cuts are going to affect our service delivery. It is bad enough as it is at the moment, the department I work for really can't be dealing with more cuts, but that is exactly what is happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by kezanazz View Post
    I work in the public service. We have already been cut to bare bones, not much more can be lost from us.
    But I work in only one part of the PS so I cant comment on the others and their staffing levels.

    What I can say is that I would be cutting thungs like the chaplaincy funding before making more people unemployed

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    Yup, that is exactly what I was saying. You can't just say things like, "cut the fat", "Dept of water science pfft", if you don't actually know what they do and what their financials are like. That is all I was saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    This part of the argument is going no where, if this is the case beebs, then none if us can argue they're either fair changes or unfair as none of us know.

    That's why I tend to sit on the fence with this part as it can't and shouldn't be a blanket all cuts to federal government staff and boards and departments is either all bad and all good. Each need to be judged on their own merits and we just don't know enough of the ins and outs.

    Though I don't like this government's attitude towards science.


 

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