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Crunching the numbers: Abbott’s public service cuts

By Barcham - 2 October 2013 3

Interesting article on the Drum by Greg Jericho on the realities of the LNP’s job cuts and the Parliamentary Budget Office’s upcoming costings report.

Have a read if you’ve got the time, and the interest.

The contested nature of the policy highlighted the lack of details provided by the Liberal Party to the public. The ALP claimed the real number was 20,000 and that it wouldn’t deliver the savings which the Liberal Party suggested it would. The Liberal Party, for its part, suggested the cuts would all come through “natural attrition”.

But as it did not release its costings we still don’t actually know how the Government intends to meet its target.

What’s Your opinion?


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Crunching the numbers: Abbott’s public service cuts
HiddenDragon 12:11 pm 03 Oct 13

Confirms my view that achieving cuts anywhere near those being talked about by the new Government will be very difficult (whether by attrition and/or redundancy) without some uncommonly tough decisions on functions – and almost certainly including drawn-out and strenuous negotiations with States, Territories and other stakeholders.

Gerry-Built 9:06 am 03 Oct 13

What I find ironic is; that the people who voted against Labor (not necessarily Liberal voters, per se) will be the first to complain about the red tape, bureaucracy, and waiting/delays when they are dealing with Government Departments in the near future…

steveu 7:10 am 03 Oct 13

The reality is that there wasnt much work or thought done on how they were going to do what they were going to do. Once they got it, they would hand it to public servants who would work it out for them.

Ironic, isnt it?

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