PS job cuts de­spite pledge for ‘fair share’

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A CON­TIN­UED cut to fed­eral public ser­vice jobs in Tas­ma­nia has been slammed by La­bor Sen­a­tor Carol Brown.

At June 30 this year, there were 3626 na­tional public ser­vice jobs based in the state, 65 fewer than at the same time in 2018.

Data from the Aus­tralian Public Ser­vice Com­mis­sion showed more than 600 fed­eral public ser­vice jobs had been lost from the state since 2013.

Sen­a­tor Brown took aim at Lib­eral sen­a­tor Jonathon Du­niam af­ter his vow last year that the state should get its “fair share” of public ser­vice jobs. Sen­a­tor Du­niam and Trea­surer Peter Gutwein an­nounced a work­ing group for a Tas­ma­nian bid to at­tract jobs and agen­cies to the state.

“Since then, his Govern­ment has cut a fur­ther 132 jobs from Tas­ma­nia,’’ Sen­a­tor Brown said.

Fed­eral mem­ber for Clark, An­drew Wilkie, said the state had lost 158 Cen­tre­link and Medi­care jobs in the 2018-19 fi­nan­cial year.

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