Callous cuts to education, 3000 job losses, a penny-pinching decision to transition to a Federal NDIS and a massive $600,000 to scope the privatisation of Landgate rounds out a disappointing year for the McGowan Government.
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Today’s announcement by the McGowan Government that it is preparing to privatise Landgate, Western Australia’s Land Information Authority, represents yet another broken promise to Western Australian voters.
Public services such as schools and education are to shoulder more of the budget repair measures.
Today’s announcement of closures of schools and education support services is alarming.
The Community Public Sector Union and Civil Service Association, the union for public sector staff working in Disability Services at the Department of Communities, holds grave concerns and is deeply saddened by the loss of local services to the federal government.
“To cede control to Federal Government will mean a significant departure from Premier Mark McGowan’s plan for WA jobs” says Branch Secretary, Toni Walkington.
The CPSU/CSA has cautiously welcomed the Service Priority Panel report released today saying that this report should have been the start of the Public Sector Reform process.