PUBLIC SECTOR UNION WELCOMES NEW GOLD LEVY TO SHARE BUDGET REPAIR
Today the Treasurer has announced that the Government will reintroduce an increased royalty on gold.
CPSU/CSA Branch Secretary, Toni Walkington, welcomed the reintroduction of the Royalty increase.
“The CPSU/CSA is on the record as advocating for increased revenue sources to address the State’s economic situation so West Australians can continue to access public services when they need them.
“During the last State Budget, West Australians working in the public sector accounted for more than half of the budget repair measures in addition to their contribution as West Australians hit by fees and charges, trying to make ends meet.
“Public Sector staff are doing more and more with less and less and it's time for other parts of our economy to do their bit to contribute to repairing the state economy.
“Without securing new revenue streams like this gold royalty, there is a high risk the Government will turn back to the public service and make further cuts.
“We want to ensure the people of Western Australia can continue to access the reliable, professional public services and support they rely on.
“We want all West Australians to do their bit and ask Members of the Legislative Council to let the Royalty increase pass.
“It’s time that other parts of our economy pull their weight too. The public sector has done enough and there is no more left to give.
“The Parliament will vote on this matter soon, we want to be able to pass on the message to those who will vote on whether to increase the gold royalty that all West Australians have to shoulder the weight of budget repair, not just the public sector,” she said.
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