The Canberra Times has reportage of not only the cabinet reshuffle, but also the planned re-organisation of the Public Service which will, in theory, reduce duplication of resources within the ACT PS.
This plan doesn’t seem to have made anyone very happy. The ABC is reporting on a nervous CPSU which doesn’t like the idea of efficiencies one little bit.
On the other hand Liberal Leader Brendan Smyth has put out a media release pointing out that similar measures in Western Australia have yet to produce any real savings.
I think the problem with all these re-structures is that the cost of change is so high that even a sensible restructure is going to take many years to show benefits. If, as many surmise, a budget crisis has prompted this reorganisation then it’s unlikely to achieve it’s goals.
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