Public service cuts to hit regions hard, but which ones?

The Coalition’s plan to cut 12,000 jobs from the Commonwealth public service will have a significant impact on regional economies, according to a new analysis released by The Australia Institute today. “Cutting the public service by 12,000 jobs as Tony Abbott has proposed to do via a hiring freeze will have a major impact on regional economies. When the spill over effects of job losses are taken into account the full impact on employment is estimated to be around 30,000 fewer jobs and the cities and towns that bear those losses will be hit hard,” said Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss.

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