7 July 2012
The environment will again take second place under the latest round of cuts by the Newman Liberal National Government.
Minister for Environment Tony Burke and Acting Attorney-General Jason Clare today condemned Premier Newman’s decision to cut funding from the Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO) of Northern Queensland, based in Cairns, and EDO Queensland, based in Brisbane.
“This is more of the same from the Liberal National Queensland Government. Since coming to government, Premier Newman has consistently cut environmental protections,” Mr Burke said” MEDIA RELEASE
6:35pm brisbanetimes.com.au’s live coverage of the fallout from today’s announcement that 2000 jobs are to go from the state-sponsored transport sector, as well as hundreds of jobs in QBuild, this afternoon’s teachers rally and other public service-related announcements, has ended.
DANIEL HURST 1:00am Audit functions within Premier Campbell Newman’s department could be shaken up, with external contractors set to be brought in to take over work previously done in-house.
What could be a worrying point is more outsourcing in
Two separate confidential government sources have told brisbanetimes.com.au the government is looking at outsourcing the production of written records of court proceedings, potentially affecting hundreds of State Reporting Bureau staff.
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie was asked directly about the concept but did not take the opportunity to dispute the claim.