Minister keeps NSW government job ads offline — for now

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Public service job ads will remain in newspapers, the NSW government says, but how much longer is an open question. Victoria and Queensland are also considering how to stamp out politics from government advertising.

The New South Wales government has rejected media reports it’s currently moving to cut the print advertising budget of state agencies — but left open the possibility of future moves.

In a statement to the Mandarin, a spokesperson for NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet denied reports in the Australian today of an effort to cut out News Corp’s local competition, the Sydney Morning Herald, from public service job advertising spend.

The spokesperson for Perrottet said: “The NSW government currently has no plans to migrate recruitment advertising from print to digital channels.”

According to the Australian, senior Liberal Party figures discussed with Perrottet the possibility of cutting our their rival:

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