PS job cuts despite pledge for ‘fair share’
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.