Tasmania Triples PS Job Cuts
The jobs of more than 1,500 Tasmanian public servants could be cut between now and 2018 after the new Government announced plans to axe 1,000 extra public sector jobs. The State Government has revealed 1,000 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs could be cut from the public service over the next four years and it appears that is number is on top of the 500 full-time equivalent positions the Liberals pledged to axe by natural attrition during the state election campaign. CPSU's Mat Johnston says any cut of the size being contemplated will decimate Tasmania's public service and be a tremendous blow to our services but also to consumer confidence. "You're looking at somewhere between a 7.5 and 10 per cent cut to the public sector. It's going to put the Tasmanian economy into a tailspin again."