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Efficiency dividend goes up. Just sit there and don’t do anything!

By johnboy - 2 August 2013 26

As the Rudd Junta charges on, with dubious legitimacy, like a bull in the public policy china shop, today we have the announcement that the gaping holes in the finances are to be plugged in part with an increase in the efficiency dividend.

The public service efficiency dividend will be increased to 2¼ per cent per annum for the three years from 2014?15, continuing the Government’s record of driving higher efficiencies in the public sector.

While decisions on how the efficiency dividend is applied are properly a matter for heads of departments and agencies, we have a strong expectation that agencies will first look at non?staffing activities before considering staff reductions.

So don’t sack anyone, just have them sitting around not doing anything expensive.

This, of course, on top of the raids on smokers and banks.

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Efficiency dividend goes up. Just sit there and don’t do anything!
Thumper 8:18 pm 02 Aug 13

Jethro said :

gazket said :

Labour are thinking of bringing back the TV license.

The budget is that bad they have to penny pinch.

Perhaps John Birmingham is onto something.

gazket said :

Labour are thinking of bringing back the TV license.

The budget is that bad they have to penny pinch.

.

Don’t give them ideas….

p1 8:05 pm 02 Aug 13

HiddenDragon said :

The table on page 57 suggests savings of nearly $600m in 2015-16, and almost $1bn in the following year – that seems very high, for a quite small increase in the percentage rate of the dividend(?):

http://www.budget.gov.au/2013-14/content/economic_statement/download/2013_Economic_Statement.pdf

If there are no actual public servants left employed, they’ll start saving money in a heap of other ways – no more travel, no heating, no buildings, no new policies to pay for, cause there will be no one to implement them….

Jethro 7:45 pm 02 Aug 13

gazket said :

Labour are thinking of bringing back the TV license.

The budget is that bad they have to penny pinch.

Perhaps John Birmingham is onto something.

slashdot 5:50 pm 02 Aug 13

CraigT said :

switch said :

slashdot said :

So where is the CPSU in all this? Or are they to busy giving labor a handie like usual

They’re very busy with “You just know it will be SO much worse under Abbott…”

At least they are telling the truth. Abbott has preety much announced a planned recession for the ACT economy.
Any Canberran who plans to vote Liberal is an utter dingbat.

Any Canberran who plans to vote Labor is an utter dingbat. How many job cuts have there been? How many are there going to be with this additional efficiency dividend?

CraigT 5:32 pm 02 Aug 13

switch said :

slashdot said :

So where is the CPSU in all this? Or are they to busy giving labor a handie like usual

They’re very busy with “You just know it will be SO much worse under Abbott…”

At least they are telling the truth. Abbott has preety much announced a planned recession for the ACT economy.
Any Canberran who plans to vote Liberal is an utter dingbat.

CraigT 5:31 pm 02 Aug 13

“Dubious legitimacy”, except for the small fact that, you know, his Party were elected and then re-elected with no suggestion of electoral fraud, and both those wins being the result of public dissatisfaction with the pro-Murdoch nutjobs who are currently hijacking the Liberal Party?

You seem to be falling for the bullshit, JB.

I heard some very interesting meta-news on Radio National the other morning: they were discussing one of the current distractions – illegal immigrants or interest rates or something, when the ABC reporter said something along these lines:
“We contacted the LIberal Party to ask them for details on their policy announcement, and they referred us to a News Limited publication”.

Seriously – that blew me away – this is a watershed moment in the credibility of the commercial media , if the 51%-hijacked-by-nutbags-Party is telling the ABC to contact The Australian in order to obtain details of its policy initiatives, then we are essentially living in Russia, or Albania, or some other corrupt and decrepit society where money puts governments in place and money determines the national dialogue as led by the mass media.

switch 5:02 pm 02 Aug 13

slashdot said :

So where is the CPSU in all this? Or are they to busy giving labor a handie like usual

They’re very busy with “You just know it will be SO much worse under Abbott…”

slashdot 4:42 pm 02 Aug 13

So where is the CPSU in all this? Or are they to busy giving labor a handie like usual

Dr Strange 4:14 pm 02 Aug 13

davo101 said :

Can we assume it’s the result of a captive breading program?

What else is Canberra for?

bundah 3:56 pm 02 Aug 13

Well it’s far cheaper to have peeps on the dole rather than twiddling their thumbs doing SFA in an office and paying ’em a motza..

davo101 3:56 pm 02 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Is that like breading a fish fillet?

No, that’d be like a typo.

johnboy 3:47 pm 02 Aug 13

Is that like breading a fish fillet?

davo101 3:45 pm 02 Aug 13

What a marvellously modern world we live in. Who would have guessed in 1987 that by 2016 public servants would be 52% more productive? Can we assume it’s the result of a captive breading program?

gazket 3:34 pm 02 Aug 13

Labour are thinking of bringing back the TV license. The budget is that bad they have to penny pinch.

Labour are admitting the economy is so bad that the banks may fail and they want money to save them.

HiddenDragon 2:14 pm 02 Aug 13

The table on page 57 suggests savings of nearly $600m in 2015-16, and almost $1bn in the following year – that seems very high, for a quite small increase in the percentage rate of the dividend(?):

http://www.budget.gov.au/2013-14/content/economic_statement/download/2013_Economic_Statement.pdf

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