The Canberra Times has a story on Ted “Slasher” Qinlan’s long overdue plans to remove 5% of fat from the bloated ACT Public Service.
Keep this up for a few years and we might be getting somewhere.
Spot on, catey. It’s like having a bunch of clowns who’ve never worked in the circus – a pitiful sight as they try to ply their trade.
if you look at it more closely, you’ll probably find its not the numbers of staff in the ACT public service that’s the problem, but the “quality”. there are always the professional bureaucrats that block up the system in public sector environments and the people who are basically “professional policy makers”, spending years in govt, very experienced at writing in the standard Government style (briefs etc), without any actual knowledge of the industries that they’re writing policy for! its the same as the problem with ‘professional politicians’, who have never actually experienced life outside the political sphere and so aren’t really equipped to represent the rest of us!
Sorry JB, but if you think the ACT Public Service is bloated, you’re woefully misinformed.
Canberra gets a (sort of) plug?
I’ll have a captain cook at it….
Thumper, it’s on their website under “Media” stories & it’s entitled “iTunes Music Store Hits Australia” or similar…Oct. 26. Author: John Griffiths. Canberra gets a (sort of) plug.
JB, have you a link to the Crikey post or is it elsewhere and I’m just stupid.
Hey JB, nice article in Crikey today – bit of a trail run in RiotACT yesterday, eh?
I’m fine thanks Indi. I’ve never suffered fools gladly and am suffering them more than I like right now.
Politics in this town don’t bring out the best in me.
OK I exaggerate a little – plenty of grass & daisies in the outfield but as rough/clumpy as hell…occasional Sat comp + social whenever.
Things ok JB – you’ve had a mean streak in you of late…slash the public service, Oppositions are not up to scratch, CM is slowly but surely losing his mind, the Principality is about to collapse…
I’m on turf, when it doesn’t rain or my back isn’t stuffed.
Outfields have been superb, if you like lush, green long grass….
Drop on your head JB. If that 5% of the bloated ACT Government got the sack, i think RA readership would suffer somewhat…
Secondly, hiring temp staff to cover shortfalls in staffing over a short period cost Govt. more than having a permanent in the same position. It is this preposterous cost sutting by laying off staff that has led to this blow out in costs. Not to mention costly court cases, junkets to Europe by MLA’s and senior PS staff etc.
I have to admit I played on a superb surface at Kaleen last weekend and it was one of best grounds I’ve ever seen!
Are you guys playing Sat or Sun comp?
You on turf or syntho? I’m on syntho with an outfield like the surface of the moon…and about as much grass.
They already have, its called ground fees.
and the grounds are in shocking condition.
Could be worse, Thumps, they might think of a cricket tax!
Well, be prepared for higher pay parking, greater car rego and an increase in all the other nasty little bills you have to pay to do anything in this principality.
In fact, surely this is the time to install parking metres on every single street in Canberra.
Compared to some of the larger Federal Gvot departments the ACT govt is super lean and mean.
Do you support or oppose the construction of stage 2 of light rail from Civic to Woden?