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NSW Budget puts pressure on productivity

Cindy Tonkin - June 21, 2009

Elements of the June 09 NSW Budget will put more pressure on public sector organisations to deliver productivity savings.

Faced with the need to get the budget back into surplus, the NSW government has relied heavily on projected cost controls to bring revenue and expenses back into line over the next three years.

They have also flagged creating 13 super-departments that merge some 160 public sector agencies.

All this means that public sector managers will be under greater demands to find savings – and probably in a shorter time, given the election is in 2011.

Read more on the budget here.

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