Sparring over plans and policy has begun in earnest with Nahan taking aim at Labor's campaign promises last week. We were asked to provide a little perspective to even out the campaiging rhetoric from both sides.
A scathing story published in The Australian today outlines the upsetting situation many families, with loved ones in Disability Services Commission Supported Accommodation, are now finding themselves in.
The threats and underhanded tactics described in the article are appalling.
Corruption investigators have exposed dodgy licensed vehicle inspectors pocketing thousands of dollars in bribes to certify the roadworthiness of cars they never even laid eyes on.
It is the second time the Corruption and Crime Commission has reported on rorted Department of Transport vehicle examinations, which it warned posed a “real and direct risk to public safety”.
As expected, the 16-17 Mid-Year Review exposes Band-Aid fixes, waste and no planning for the future of WA.
It proves years of decimation to the public service; with just 3% growth in public sector staff trying to cope with the service demands of an 11% population boom in WA since 2011.
UPDATE - 23rd December 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the schools on-call claim has received a further boost. We have just received offers of payment to another 20 members which takes the total of our win to $738,987.44. There are still another 20 to investigate so we are well on our way to one million dollars.
The number of stress related claims in WA has increased by 25 per cent in the last four years.
Community Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association WA secretary Toni Walkington said the figures were a direct consequence of staff and funding cuts within agencies.