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TV Recap: Barnett's Private Eyes Investigate Public Servants

The State Government has admitted it spent more than $1M last financial year to spy on public servants for misconduct.

Speaking to ABC News, Branch Assistant Secretary Rikki Hendon said it was a major breach of trust. 

"It's hard to see how the Government can justify the use of private investigators, especially when the CCC, the Public Sector Commission and HR units are already set up to ensure employee conduct in the public service is appropriate," she said.

"Substandard performance is really the realm of human resource officers and managers in the public sector.

"It seems very, very unusual that somebody would be investigated by a private investigator about their work performance."

See the full ABC TV interview and have your say in the comments below.

How do you think the Barnett government could better spend the $1million used to spy on public servants? Tell us below!

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