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The luvvies rise up against the efficiency dividend

By johnboy - 6 May 2011 3

The Herald Sun has a story on the sav blanc revolt at Canberra’s cultural insititutions as the efficiency dividend bites ever harder.

STAFF from the National Gallery, the National Library and the National Archives have held a protest meeting in Canberra over proposed cuts to jobs and services.

Last month, the public service was warned it would have to tighten its belt because of the federal efficiency dividend increasing from 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent for the next two financial years.

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) says 10 per cent of jobs have already been cut at the National Gallery, where exhibitions are to be reduced from 12 to five a year.

CPSU national secretary Nadine Flood told a rally of about 150 people in Canberra on Thursday that cost-cutting had already hit cultural institutions hard.

It remains to be seen how much sympathy they’ll get in middle Australia.

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3 Responses to
The luvvies rise up against the efficiency dividend
Thumper 10:57 am 06 May 11

I’m sure that Andrew ‘No Jobs will be Lost’ Leigh is all over this one.

Gungahlin Al 10:47 am 06 May 11

Kayellar said :

I assume Garry Humphries will be leading the charge against this sort of cultural cost-cutting like he did with the AWM???

Guffah… Like he led the charge in support of Territory rights through the bill currently before the Parliament, right?

Kayellar 10:38 am 06 May 11

I assume Garry Humphries will be leading the charge against this sort of cultural cost-cutting like he did with the AWM???

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