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Departments Struggling Under Liberal Regime

Andrea Dawkins

Andrea Dawkins  -  Monday, 20 July 2015

Tags: State Budget, Public Service, Biosecurity

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries spokesperson

Biosecurity Tasmania are another victim of the Hodgman regime slash and burn policy directed at the State’s public sector.

Our healthcare and education systems have been hit hard by the continual cuts and now we are seeing the Ministers’ very own departments being pushed to their limits to try and deliver outcomes with minimal resourcing.

Biosecurity in Tasmania has for too long been put on the back burner, and former public servant, Peter Cremasco, seems to have been right on the money when he described the agency as ‘a dog’s breakfast’.

The feedback being received at the Greens has also pointed towards DPIPWE on the whole to be under resourced with a heavy backlog of work that departmental staff are struggling to keep on top of.

The Liberal government have continued to strip funding and worker’s rights from the moment they took majority power in order to favour old mates and old, failing industries.

It is not surprising, nor breaking news, that staff morale is low within the public service and it was only a matter of time before the wheels began to fall off as Liberal Ministers struggle to reconcile their outrageous election promises with a balanced and productive government sector.