Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is deeply concerned at cuts to the pot plants in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship:
For example, answers to Questions on Notice received from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship reveal that in just over four months DIAC has removed over two thirds of the plants that formerly adorned their offices.
“Despite having reneged on their promise to deliver a budget surplus, Labor’s cuts are still having a very real and very visible impact on the APS”, ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries said today.
“Labor continue to promise no job cuts or reduction in workplace conditions – clearly that is complete rubbish.
“Labor may want to call cuts to the APS an efficiency dividend, or in this case an ‘accommodation realignment exercise’, but public servants aren’t falling for it – they know these are just code words for cuts”.
A range of studies has shown that having plants in the workplace increases morale and productivity with one study showing productivity in an office increased 12% and employees’ blood pressure and stress levels were lowered.