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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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Martlark 12:38 pm 04 Aug 13

milkman said :

arescarti42 said :

switch said :

arescarti42 said :

Indexing fuel excise to CPI is actually a really excellent idea.

Um, do you understand positive feedback?

I do in fact.

Fuel only has ~3% weighting in the CPI.

The feedback would be negligible.

How much revenue would it raise do you think?

I worked it out quickly here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah9ArNExjgkydFZKN0xLSFpUaHd1bmxXVDBSUFQtaUE&usp=sharing

Since 2001 about $56 billion dollars has been lost to accumulated revenue due to craven populism. Obviously a more accurate figure could be achieved by a researcher not playing world of tanks and not just choosing the first google result for their references.

milkman 6:23 pm 03 Aug 13

arescarti42 said :

switch said :

arescarti42 said :

Indexing fuel excise to CPI is actually a really excellent idea.

Um, do you understand positive feedback?

I do in fact.

Fuel only has ~3% weighting in the CPI.

The feedback would be negligible.

How much revenue would it raise do you think?

watto23 6:00 pm 03 Aug 13

Public servants are their own worst enemy. They continually get payrises well above CPI and well above national average payrises. ACT public servants are rejecting a 2% per annum payrise. Shows how out of touch they are, when most private businesses are struggling to give payrises.

A bit of a cull may make things a bit more affordable around town!

arescarti42 4:19 pm 03 Aug 13

switch said :

arescarti42 said :

Indexing fuel excise to CPI is actually a really excellent idea.

Um, do you understand positive feedback?

I do in fact.

Fuel only has ~3% weighting in the CPI.

The feedback would be negligible.

switch 4:10 pm 03 Aug 13

gungsuperstar said :

Exactly the response you’d hope for from them.

Better late than never then, I suppose. Where have they been for the past couple of years of cuts?

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