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Commonwealth cuts set to hurt Tasmania

FEDERAL Budget cuts are set to hurt Tasmanian jobs and services

Today the PSU, which represents Commonwealth Public Sector, took to the streets of Hobart, handing out flyers to passes by about the impact of the budget.

Cuts are likely to impact Tasmania in the following ways:



Staff across the state are bracing for what the 1% efficiency dividend will mean for operations after recently losing significant resources.

Australian Tax Office

This week it was announced that 18 jobs would go at the Launceston office, also the budget require the ATO to cut 3000 jobs across Australia, so the full impact for our state is not yet know.

Immigration and Customs

The merger of these agencies means 480 jobs must go nationally, which may impact on the 150 Tasmanian staff in these departments.


Hobart has already lost 50 jobs at CIRSO under previous budget cuts. The Tasmanian impact of the cuts to the agency under the current budget is not yet known. There are 40 CSIRO staff working in the state.


The Commission of Audit flagged privatising services, like outsourcing DHS payments systems, this too could impact on both jobs and services in Tasmania.

Source: CPSU


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