Over the past election cycle I have heard just about everything about what is going to happen to the APS, after the inevitable election of an Abbott Federal Government. In recent days Tony has said he will move APS jobs to regional areas, Big Joe has been saying for months that the coalition will cut the APS. You here numbers like 20,000 jobs from Canberra, then 12,000 jobs nationally. You here that the ALP have already cut 5,000 jobs.
I don’t work in the APS but like most others in Canberra the business I work in does rely on a strong APS to survive. I know that retail is doing it really hard in Canberra, so I guess I want to know, what is confidence like in the APS at the moment? Are people worried about job loses? Why aren’t people spending?
In closing does anyone trust that Zed will look after us after September?