Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is asking why the ACT Government is shelling out big dollars on public service redundancy payments while the organisation continues to grow like topsy.
The ACT Government has averaged payments of $127,000 every week for five years in redundancy payments while the public service has grown by 16 per cent. ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said this $33 million in payments is indicative of ACT Labor’s inability to prioritise spending or handle basic staff management.
“Where is the logic in paying $33 million to make employees go away, while the public service has grown by 16 per cent?” Mr Seselja said today.
“Almost 400 staff members have received payouts averaging $85,000 each.
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If only we had some re-assurance this was the result of pruning dead wood.