Christopher Stone | ABC Radio National, 29 July 2012

RN Sunday Extra: The shrinking public sector

CPD Researcher Chris Stone joins Julie Novak (IPA) and Stephen Bartos (ACIL Tasman)

Around 38,000 jobs have been culled from state and federal public service over the past few years and a further 24,000 positions may follow.

Yet while job cuts in the manufacturing industry cause widespread disapproval, those in the public service tend to inspire approval instead of outrage.

Our panel discussed why job losses in the public sector do not resonate with the community to the same extent, and how they compare to previous cuts.

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