The ABC has the worrying news that despite promises to cut costs the ACT Public Service picked up an extra 674 full time staff last financial year:
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says the public service will continue to grow at a moderate rate over the next few years to match population growth.
“I think it’s a pretty lean machine. We have had savings and efficiencies over the past few years and that has really focussed effort to run a more efficient government but I always think there’s room to improve on that,” she said.
“In areas like health, education, emergency services, we’re going to have to continue to fund growth because the city is growing and more people need more services.
So no chance of economies of scale then.