The Age | 2 December 2013

Cuts could put Australia’s efficient public service at risk

Despite claims by the government that there is a surplus of public servants, recent report Bang for our bucks by CPD research director Christopher Stone shows that Australia’s public service is among the worlds most efficient. Ranking the 5th lowest OECD country for taxes, Australia has one of the most effective governments.

In The Age Paddy Gourley discusses the government’s plans to reduce the public sector and how the government needs better management of staff levels in an article at The Age.

“The Abbott government’s plan to save billions of dollars by ”freezing” recruitment to the Australian Public Service has collapsed under the weight of the dim-witted way in which it appears it was formulated.”



Read Paddy Gourley’s article at


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