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Transcript 6965


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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

More information about Hawke, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 30/06/1986

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6965

As I indicated on 11 June 1986 in my Address to the Nation
on the Economic Situation and the Supporting Statement, the
Government is committed to reversing the growth trend in the
Federal Public Service.
While the Government believes that a good public service is
essential to the well-being of our society, it is committed
to ensuring that the public service becomes increasingly
more efficient.
As foreshadowed, we will be taking steps to streamline and
rationalise existing functions and agencies to produce a
leaner and more efficient public administration.
Accordingly, over the next few weeks, the Government will be
undertaking a detailed examination of functions and staffing
levels across Federal administration.
In the meantime there will be a freeze on staff numbers at
their present levels.
Consistent with the Government's philosophy there will be
consultations with relevant representative staff
organisations as necessary.

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