QLD PS review urges openness
A new public service report urges the Queensland government to be more open and accountable.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has released a long-awaited KPMG report into the efficiency of the state's public service.
The report has been made public more than a year after it was completed, and less than a week before the start of state budget estimate hearings.
“A great body of work has been done and our advancing Queensland priorities now adopts those recommendations,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
The Government is being encouraged to establish a public dashboard of public service objectives on top of the Service Delivery Statements that are already published.
Ms Palaszczuk says her government will go one step further than the report to understand the needs of a modern government workforce.
“We have a changing economy and we want to make sure we are delivering services exactly where they are needed,” she said
The Premier said the report has already led to better collaboration by ministers and between departments.
Former Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor Peter Coaldrake has commissioned for a new review of the government's delivery of services.
The premier said the state needs more data on the quality of government services provided to Queenslanders.
The new review will also cover the hiring of consultants and contractors by the government in a bid to drive down costs and keep a lid on wages.