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TAGS Queensland Public Service Commission, Queensland, Andrew Chesterman, Queensland public service, 2015 Queensland election, Campbell Newman, Annastacia Palaszczuk
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman vows his “savage” cuts to the public service are done. But Labor is reminding voters of the damage to government services.
His first term was marked by the sacking of 14,000 public servants, but Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says a re-elected Liberal-National Party government won’t cut any deeper into government services.
Asked on 4BC radio yesterday if voters should expect more cuts to the public service, Newman (pictured) said: “I don’t believe so.
“We had to make some strong decisions a year ago. The people concerned were looked after in terms of how they were dealt with.
“But at the end of the day that’s done and I don’t see any need for anything like that in the future. For the first time in 10 years as we go into the next financial year we’ll actually have a fiscal surplus.”
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