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Federal CPSU hit back over Custom cuts

CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood slammed Custom’s decision to cut 40 positions from around Australia. Ms Flood said Customs staff were concerned about the services’ operational capacity.

“Once numbers drop below a certain level, Customs District offices may not have enough people to safely perform their duties. To make these cuts at a time when the volume of shipping is increasing can only compromise border protection and erode our ability to stop drugs and guns entering the country.”

She said the move was a slap in the face for the hard-working Customs officers in regional Australia who have some of the most dangerous and challenging jobs.

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