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Abbott Cuts Cascade to Hit State Services

After 3 years of cuts and austerity budgets from our State Government a further $80billion shortfall is now being forced onto States by federal budget cuts.  This will have a cascading affect across all our state delivered services.  Our National Health Reform Agreements include funding guarantees which were designed to increase the Commonwealth's contribution to hospital funding but the federal budget removed those guarantees from July 1.  The Abbott Government also announced in the budget that from July 1, 2017, it will remove the current indexation arrangements for hospital funding and w

Parks Place Jobs in Doubt Again

After almost eight months of waiting following two rounds of redundancies, staff are now learning their fate.  Parks have announced that their new structure would provide regional service delivery opportunities, yet the process forces many positions to be abolished and it's unclear amongst this contradiction whether its a career pathway for rangers just funded internally because it's still unclear whether there will be enough jobs at level and location for all affected employees.  CPSU members received a phone call yesterday informing them if they are on redeployment.    CP