Greens spokesperson for the public service, Adam Bandt MP, today commented on reports that the Prime Minister will make ‘immediate and sweeping reforms’ to the public service, warning that the Greens will fight to defend the public service from any attempts by an increasingly authoritarian government to weaken it.
“Without a policy agenda, this government seeks only to destroy,” said Mr Bandt.
“The Prime Minister’s words today are riddled with euphemisms that foreshadow an attack on the public service.
“The erosion of the public service has been steadily occurring under the old parties, through privatisation by stealth and relentless outsourcing.
“Now, emboldened by the election, the government looks to be preparing for a direct attack.
“The Greens will take up the fight to this government to defend the public service and will not allow the outcomes of the Thodey review to be a stalking horse to weaken the public service.”