Job security is a cornerstone in addressing cost of living pressures.
Here's what we want
Scrap the APS staffing
caps and increase
COALITION POLICY: Staffing caps still apply at the portfolio
Small increases to staff levels, but still
large numbers of workers employed via
labour hire. Late news: 5,500 jobs will be cut through an efficiency dividend cut announced on the eve of the election.
ALP POLICY: Scrap the staffing cap
Over 1,000 new service delivery jobs
Increase permanent staffing levels across
APS by cutting spending on labour hire
Secure APS jobs for
workers on casual
and labour hire
COALITION POLICY: Labour hire makes up average of 20% of
workers in the APS and has been as high
as 50% in some agencies.
ALP POLICY: Will work with CPSU on an insecure work
audit to identify labour hire, casual &
contract roles that should be converted to
ongoing APS jobs.
Apply the same “same job - same pay
principle” for labour hire.
Cut spending on
rebuild APS capability
COALITION POLICY: Continuation of use of consultants and
contractors – running at record levels of
over $2m per day in new contracts.
ALP POLICY: Cut consultant spending by 10% per year.
Invest money saved on permanent APS
jobs and capability
Require consultant contracts to have
skills and knowledge transfer to public
service – to build APS skills and reduce
reliance on consultants..
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