More cuts for WA PS
The WA Government has outlined more public sector jobs cuts, with about 410 positions including child protection officers to go.
Community Services Minister Simone McGurk says the Department of Communities would lose 310 jobs.
The announcement came alongside changes to tenancy laws designed to protect female and child victims of domestic violence
The cuts are part of the McGowan government’s push to find 3000 voluntary redundancies by March.
They also include 110 job cuts at the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
Ms McGurk said child safety support officers could apply for redundancy offers, but insisted that frontline services would not be affected,
“We understand our obligations in keeping vulnerable people and families safe,” Ms McGurk told reporters.
She said the government lacked the funds to do everything it wants to do for children and families.
CPSU/CSA state secretary Toni Walkington said the Labor Government had lied when it promised it would not “slash and burn” the public sector while in opposition.