APN Group newspapers | 5 August 2013

CPD reaches coastal areas most at risk.Christopher Stone headshot 2012

‘Public sector cuts are killing the country’

Death by a thousand cuts examines how blind, across-the-board cuts can have detrimental effects on productivity. Authors Christopher Stone, CPD research director, and Kathy MacDermott, industrial relations policy expert, have found that regional areas are the hardest hit by public sector cuts in the new report which looks at cases in Western Australia and on a federal level.

“Reflecting on recent cuts in Western Australia and the federal public sector, the CPD recommends that governments stop “avoiding responsibility” for service shortfalls when making budget savings by announcing across the board cuts rather than looking at specific services which could be reduced.”

Read the article at the Sunshine Coast Daily and find out more from Death by a thousand cuts.

The article was also published on APN sites Bundaberg News-Mail, Coffs Coast Advocate, Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Ipswich Queensland Times, Mackay Daily Mercury, My Daily News, Northern Star, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Toowoomba Chronicle, Warwick Daily News, Ballina Shire Advocate, Byron Shire News, Caboolture News, Central Telegraph, Coolum & North Shore News, CQ News, Northern Rivers Echo, Gatton Star, Ipswich Advertiser, Noosa News, Range News, South Burnett Times, Stanthorpe Border Post, Surat Basin Online, The Reporter, The Satellite, and Whitsunday Times.

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