Labor Senator Kate Lundy is banging the drum as to what a Liberal government could do to Canberra:
Tony Abbott has once again confirmed his plans to cut the federal public service – meaning 20,000 people would lose their jobs.
The policy if fully implemented would put 18 per cent of the city’s commonwealth workers out of work and wipe out about 6 per cent of Canberra’s jobs.
The Liberals’ ‘positive plans for the future’ will impact thousands of public servants and their families, many of whom have young children and mortgages to manage.
Recently Tony Abbott said he will compulsorily relocate public servants to the most remote parts of the country to find work. And just yesterday, Barnaby Joyce signalled his intent in Senate Estimates to move the Department of Regional Australia to Tasmania.
But if you’re not moved north, and you’re not moved south, then there’s a very good chance your job could go under a Coalition government. That means 20,000 public servants working in our federal departments in areas like health, education and disability services will face the chop.