APS sackings can’t be ruled out, says Humphries

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FINANCE Minister Penny Wong has admitted that forced redundances cannot be ruled out accross the APS, says Senator Gary Humphries.

At this morning’s Senate Finance and Public Administration committee, Senator Humphries questioned Senator Wong over claims by Senator Kate Lundy that there would not be any “forced redundancies”.

Senator Humphries referred to an interview with Lundy on the ABC on May 10, when she said: “I’m pleased there won’t be any forced redundancies.”

Senator Humphries said Senator Wong admitted that forced redundancies cannot be ruled out across the APS.

“It is now clear that Kate Lundy had no authority to make that claim,” Senator Humphries said.

“The Finance Minister has carpeted Senator Lundy’s incredible claim that thousands of jobs under Labor’s policy could be cut without sackings.”

Senator Humphries said the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation, David Tune, also confirmed that forced redundancies cannot be ruled out.

“The dishonesty in this government and within ACT Labor is now clear – it’s black and white – it’s on the Hansard,” he said.

“With sackings all but confirmed within the Department of Climate Change, the charade that nobody would get sacked has well and truly been outed.”

 

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