Budget 2021: Labor slams 'ridiculous' staffing cap, fears Services Australia cuts will burden public servants

Doug Dingwall
Sally Whyte
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Doug Dingwall, Sally Whyte, and Dan Jervis-Bardy · Updated May 12 2021 - 2:52am, first published 1:50am
Labor public services spokeswoman Katy Gallagher says Services Australia staff will be overworked as a result of job cuts. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Cuts to hundreds of jobs at Services Australia will heap more pressure on staff and lengthen call wait times for people seeking government support, Labor's public service spokeswoman Katy Gallagher says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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