All our Departmental Secretaries (hey maybe even the FAS’s too) will be no doubt thrilled to hear that Member for Canberra Gai Brodtman is offering to help them figure out millions in savings:
Federal Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP, is calling on Canberra public servants to suggest non-staff measures to meet the increased efficiency dividend.
“While I am very disappointed with the increase to the efficiency dividend, and I’ve made my views plain to the Deputy Prime Minister, today I’m again asking Canberrans who have a non-staff cost saving idea to contact me on 6293 1344 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Many public servants have approached me with non-staff cost savings ideas, such as increased teleconferencing and reduced travel, and I’ve passed these suggestions on to the Treasurer and Minister for Finance.
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“Despite the tight economic circumstances, Labor is committed to jobs and growth. That is the difference between us and the Liberal Party, who have already identified public sector job cuts of up to 20,000. Labor’s target has always been inefficiency, not public service jobs.”