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Queensland public service numbers continue to increase

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (14.4.16) on the release of public sector data which reveal the modest growth in public service jobs in the year since the Palaszczuk Government came to office.

‘The State’s public service grew by 313 full-time positions in the December quarter, with Queensland now supporting 245,279 public service jobs.

‘Just prior to the LNP leaving office, there were 240,372 public sector employees with 201,409.61 of those, full-time.

‘While the Newman Government cut positions during its first years in office, dropping to a low in the December 2013 figures revealing 227,836 employees from of 244,135 when it took power, those numbers had gradually begun increasing from the March 2014 report.

‘The public service has grown by just under 5000 since the Palaszczuk Government came to power, with most of those full time.’

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