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Feedback provided: revised structure

FOLLOWING extensive discussion with Members about the Justice restructure proposal, the CPSU has provided feedback to the department.
The CPSU thanks Members for their input and the time and effort taken to respond to the proposal.
Four of the major concerns raised by members were:

  • The restructure diagram strongly suggests the input into the review group, or the group itself, is oblivious to the many tasks performed by staff generally or to the professional interactions amongst them.
  • The review body includes people with a self interest in the structure. A transparent external review of the structure is necessary to ensure the objectives of the department are met with no conflicts of interest.
  • There has been no communication regarding the process to identify people surplus to the structure or the process to fill new positions or positions that have more than one person currently filling that role.
  • The new structure still doesn’t allow for succession planning.


There were also concerns raised about the way Building Control and Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading were being merged, as well as a large number of other issues relevant to specific work areas.
As a result of such a large volume of feedback the CPSU asked the Department for additional time to collate members’ concerns and provide their response. The Department was more than happy with this request.
Some of you may have seen an email from Acting Deputy Secretary saying the Department hadn’t heard from the unions about feedback on the proposal. This was not the case, the Department was fully aware of the additional time requested for feedback, which has now been provided by the CPSU.


You can find the feedback document below:

Department of Justice Organisational Restructure Round 2 Feedback Final version
If you have any questions about the feedback document, contact Angela Ames at or 6234 1708.

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