Tony Abbott’s determination that 20,000 Public Service jobs are to go is a gross underestimate and I suspect he knows that.

The incompetent, dishonest Dept of Climate Change will go, so there’s 1,000 for a start with $90mil PA in running costs.

DFAT, Treasury, the CSIRO and Defence will almost certainly feel Abbott’s blade… and from the top down.

There are those in the Greens’ Clean Energy Fund department. They will go, returning what’s left of Gillard’s gift of $10 billion to lock in Bob Brown’s support.

The Public Service, including over 5,000 costly quangos (quasi-autonomous non government organisations, partly or fully financed by government) now represent 53% of the total workforce and that is unsustainable.

Abbott will have a free hand with the PS because that cosseted little Canberra cradle is an unchangeable Labor stronghold sporting two Reps seats. Nothing to lose there.

DFAT [3,500 staff] is a disaster area. Bob Carr has done nothing to redress it.

The feminist department, apparently with nothing better to do, last year illegally arranged the kidnapping of four girls from Italy.

The fact that both Italy and Australia are signatories to the Hague Convention meant nothing as the man-haters of DFAT were happy to be conned by a conniving mother, who now faces criminal charges in Italy.

Via media, the awful matter was corrected and the four girls were rightly returned to Italy. But the damage to the girls was inestimable.

A nothing response from DFAT to my questions, no enquiry, no sackings… it could happen again.

Subsequent to the arrest of dozens of Sydney’s baggage handlers no further representation to the corrupt Indonesian Government was made on behalf of Schapelle Corby.

Regardless of her guilt or innocence, the suspect evidence presented there would never have resulted in a conviction here.

The AFP appeared more concerned with protecting their own links to baggage handlers.

The craven Carr doesn’t care, he dozes unelected in first class while he assists Gillard to throw voluminous amounts of money at the most corrupt Islamic nation on Earth without asking for one thing in return or even daring to enquire as to the welfare of an Australian citizen incarcerated under Indonesia’s disgracefully corrupt, pay-or-stay judicial system.

We return their people smugglers the minute they request it.

Dual Australian citizen Mr X (Ben Zyglier) committed suicide in an Israeli jail after he was mysteriously arrested for "no-one knows what" in 2010.

It is claimed he was a "double agent". Hard for him to deny that now and Carr’s response was that it’s basically none of our business and that Israel promises an inquiry.

DFAT, ASIS and ASIO apparently knew of Zyglier’s arrest all along but sat on their hands, three monkeys style.

1500 could be sacked, but more important, senior heads should roll in a complete makeover of a tired, incompetent department.

TREASURY [1020 staff] but its many "agencies" spend tens of millions on external consultants, including major legal and accounting firms.

Last year Treasury spent $3.5 million on a West Australian advertising agency. I wonder what the heck that was for?

Treasury staff don’t like to be called public servants, they prefer the title "Treasury Officials"… lardy bloody dar!

They are housed in a dull, outdated building that reflects the quality of their advice.

Treasury modelling carried out by uni graduates finds its way into notoriously unreliable Government forward estimates and budget forecasts.

By using outside professional consultants, Treasury finds ample time to navel gaze into its own miserable, mostly unnecessary existence.

300 staff should go and the tens of millions spent on competent outside consultants should be spent on employing a few of them.

THE CSIRO [7,000 staff Australia wide] was a talented Aussie icon in the 50s and 60s.

Lately it has become seriously politicised.

Planned infiltration by environmentalists and global warming scaremongering fraudsters has sadly rendered it of doubtful value.

5,000 staff should go, starting with those at the top, and it desperately needs downsizing.

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE [70,000 staff] which includes active career defence force staff.

The Department of Defence oversees a dozen or so other Departments such as the Australian Defence Force Academy.

It is a war zone of corruption, petty crime, bribes and incompetence, not to mention rapes and all under the watch of Chief Angus Houston, Gillard’s choice as a member of the "Expert Committee" to advise on illegal boat arrivals. That worked, eh?

The most infamous of all Defence demeanours can be attributed to PM John Howard who, in 1996 and without a tender process, ordered Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike F-35 Fighter.

These jets will cost US taxpayers $396 billion, yep billion. And that’s if the Pentagon actually builds its projected 2,443 F-35s by the late 2030s.

It won’t build that many as international orders have halved, doubling the price of each to Australia.

The unit cost to us has risen from $70 million to $225 million and still soaring in what promises to be the biggest financial disaster in Defence acquisition history.

Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s decision to defer the order for a further 58 Joint Strike Fighters will cost taxpayers many billions more. We are currently spending a tidy $6 billion on Hornets to fill the gap.

Around 3,000 staff should go to allow for middle admin staff restructure.

The Chiefs depart regularly of their own accord.

INTELLIGENCE ARM, ASIO, ASIS, DIGO, DIO, DSD and ONA [Intelligence Staff of 5,000 unintelligent spooks]

Dressed in overcoats and Akubra hats they conduct investigations into what’s for lunch while making paper aeroplanes from de-classified US cables.

Each of six departments has no clue what the other five are up to.

No rules, no accountability and no worries. ASIO has basically been dormant since the 1954 Petrov affair.

I asked one agent, who I played golf with, if ASIO had been up to speed on the Cuban Missile crisis… he hadn’t heard of the Cuban Missile crisis.

Half the staff should go and the six departments amalgamated into one competent, information sharing organisation.

These are but a few in the Public Service army of desk pushing dills draining the public purse.

Savings on staff numbers could near solve our debt and Abbott has much to do.

His lust for productivity can start on his own doorstep.

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“Economics Professor John Freebairn from the University of Melbourne, warns that the Government risks propping up unproductive parts of the economy unless it strictly limits its assistance.” Freebairn and van Onselen pipe up with unhelpful economic philosophy while hard working salt of the earth folk are doing it tough. Many OECD, G20, ASEAN, APEC & K9 countries support their domestic agriculture and food production sectors. Australian primary food producers should be accorded similar support. Australia should have a national food security regime, second to none & in favour of our domestic primary food producers. To see how the other half… Read more »

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There are many more areas where money can be saved – except there is no-one in the PS with either the competence or motivation to try. It doesn’t involve losing jobs, simply restructuring the way things are done. It isn’t hard. It just takes an open mind and a willingness to change. But public servants don’t get rewarded for change, do they? Gongs and recognition come with maintaining the status quo and not making waves – or, worse still, making your boss look incompetent.

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Long story short- God is about to pour out his vegeance and it is about god-damned time too.

gollygosh
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gollygosh

pubic servants are traitors- simple. love the money, hate the job. yes bawana. give me a bannana. integrity ? say what ? useless. we are dying here, the country is rooted,so what;s your contribution?

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.Indignant.Elder.

I see the Red Clown and Krudd are running around sucking up to school kids, don’t they realise by the time these kids are old enough to vote that Gillard should be nicely tucked away in Prison, maybe even Krudd if the Heiner affair directs the police in that direction.

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Rwethereyet2

Larry that is a good point. Public servants are actually not as well informed as one would expect and that too is negligent imo. A) They are in some instances inundated and too busy or stressed. B) Also being somewhat misled with mixed messages, and could give 2 examples. c) Are in some instances aware but silenced and so due to lack of discussion it goes as fast as it comes. Meaning not well considered and reconsidered. As I said it is not `their` fault largely. If I were them and had family I would not vote for that .… Read more »

elgee
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elgee

She’s made an art form of avoiding answering questions, OR. Let’s hope some time in the not too distant future, as she’s standing in a dock in a court somewhere the judge directs her to answer the prosecutions questions.

elgee
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elgee

“Dr Strangelove” – great film, but not screened much these days apparently!

Rwethereyet2
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Rwethereyet2

I suppose elgee if we were all on 300k a yr we could afford to drink evian or perrier or what ever but personally I would choose rain water for now .

Druid
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Druid

Narsisist Kruddy would be furious that Willy “staff impregnator” Shorten looks like he will get a few months in the Lodge and his picture on Parlament House walls , fatter pesion, office for life and the cudos as PM… God knows he doesn’t deserve it. At least Quenten “Heiner” Affair Bryce will have to resign as GG as you can’t have your son in law as PM even if he is an adulterer. History will judge the Rudd Juliar Shorten ears as the years that destroyed Australia. McTurd how can you work with these imbeciles…. Every day another stuff up…… Read more »

SandraElmington
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SandraElmington

Nice… a lean mean productive machine. Love to see this happen, its quite exciting. The old Mr Negativity label constantly touted by the queens and kings of negativity, is falling apart for the fallacy it always was. Theres nothing negative about a razor intention to save Australia from the clutches of the evil Labour/Greens dogs breakfast we have fallen into.

Masculumosor
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Masculumosor

Reply to Dr Johnston re the “Divorce Courts” below. Mate, the revolution has been coming for 35+ years…..Men and Fathers have not been able to organise anything to challange this brute. Feminist organisations get federal and state funding. The few mens organisations get SFA unless its for something like a program to help you admit to beating your wife….Dr Johnston. have a look at the :Long March Through the Institutions by Gramsci and read up on the targeting of the family as “the enemy” by Marx and Engels….food for thought…..little wonder that the ghouls in Canberra have targeted families with… Read more »

Rwethereyet2
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Rwethereyet2

Hello yes trust re any item is an issue.Jomac as it was then , it is the same re craft now.

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

@jomac70
what a wasted viewing space thats has been used to bolster the red headed whore,s survival, i watched that other braindead idiot for apprx the time it takes to press a button that shit show with canned laughter i forgot his name but its called as mad as hell now this bloke would not get a job in a brothel as a condom dispenser even under the directions of the inspector craig thomson , T A put the cleaners thru the lot of the A L P B C from the top down

Shelly
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Shelly

Great piece Larry. Agree that Mr Abbott knows the number would be much higher. I know a number of public servants and this is the one reason that they won’t vote for the Coalition – they want to protect their jobs. They cannot see past their own closeted lives. You are correct – it is totally unsustainable, just look at Greece.

theos
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theos

sale of the ABC and all of its “intellectual property” (the fetid leftwhingers) should return to the Australian taxpayer a billion or two plus the sale of the property.

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paisley

I am not entering into your argument with Tomo,but having worked with water and the chemical uses of fluorine outside the water supply i can inform you that many countries have naturally occurring fluorine in their water and in some cases have higher than W.H.O recommended amounts in their water.So many people have been exposed to fluorine in the water for thousands of years.The American Cancer Soc. have no evidence to date that would ask them to call for a ban on fluorine in the water or on clothing dyed with fluorine containing dyes that touch your skin on a… Read more »

2BobsWorth
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2BobsWorth

Don’t forget the 1500 in the PMs media unit, oh and the $1.1 Bills saved by axing the ABC

AIison
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AIison

The best way we can remember Ben Zygler, would be to cease re-issuing Australian passports to Australians who emmigrate to Israel… They have emmigrated, they are Israeli… no need to allow the reissue of an australian passport in a different name for Mossad to “borrow” to “help protect israel”…

phantom1
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phantom1

Wow, good answer Fwit, if your going to make up stupid conspiracy theories, how about you back it up d*%$head. Its not my job to do the research, your the one making the stupid over the top comments with not an ounce of proof to back it up.

phantom1
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phantom1

WTF are you talking about carbonscam, go put your tinfoil hat back on idiot.

paisley
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paisley

Hot off the press Gillard has panicked and has given Vic their health money back i.e.100mill for this year.It seems she was afraid of the ongoing senate enquiry finding out they did not follow the official population figures for Vic.and altered them to reduce the money to be given to Vic.

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Druid

Bolt on 2gb.com tonite reakons get onto Willy “adulterer” Shorten at 9-1 on sportsbet… you can get 10-1 on Centrebet…

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heneryhawk

Meanwhile the Indos are buying SU-30’s from Russia and F-16’s from the USA.

When it comes to weapons procurement Aussie buyers always seem to pick the brummies,must have something to do with the level of bribes(not that I’m saying that they took any,Just saying).
The last time they bought something that worked was the FN-Mag gpmg.
(don’t get me going on tanks,gees what a joke)

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“I asked one agent, who I played golf with, if ASIO had been up to speed on the Cuban Missile crisis… he hadn’t heard of the Cuban Missile crisis”.

Stone the crows Larry, was the guy even born at that time……

leajon
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leajon

The first public servant to be given the kick up the behind, should be the one and only TIM FLANNERY!

$180,000.00 PER YEAR FOR THREE DAYS WORK, TRYING TO CONVINCE US ALL THAT WE ARE GOING TO FRY!!!

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

as i have said in earlier posts these labor maggots will give their old granny up if it is going to save there filthy hides and as for the lunatic greens they will become a lost cause and living with mde milne hanson young and all residing at brown bobs in liffey in tassie .

Druid
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Druid

Beard Timmy wo’nt be plased with his mate Barry “scrotum face” Cassidy selling out and popping up on The Project tonite taking about the “die with dignity” option for Juliar’s demise. He was saying she will fall on the sword. Well at least ‘scrotum face’ has woken up and is now crawling back to the winning team from the left propaganda machine. You’re a shocker Cassidy…Goebbels McTurd will not be happy with you…well we are in Juliar Downfall mode after all… you are a big rat switching camps SF.

theos
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theos

To put it as simply as possible the Australian Taxpayer employs too many unproductive people.

jumbolloyd
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jumbolloyd

…all public servants should be fired at a change of government…then the new government should rehire the type of workers it needs and those that would be more compatible to the new government….I’m fed up with bloated bureaucracies that brown nose to Labor/Green governments via their criminal unions….once a coalition government is in power…these public servants go out of their way to make it hard to govern the country….unfortunately….the public service has become very political….I would not want to rely on information from these servants knowing they are hell bent on getting the Labor/Green criminals back so their “Gravy Train”… Read more »

Fedup
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Fedup

Took MSM long enough to catch up to the real story…Can we trust car salesmen now can we???I am personally convinced that MSM Journo’s wouldn’t work in an iron lung… That’s why there is little to differentiate most MSM journo’s…The evidence is clearly before us when people like LP virtually come out of retirement to show them how sound investigative reporting done… Thanks Larry.

Rwethereyet2
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Rwethereyet2

Why will they not debate this or even the award wages re cost of living or health care , or any policy ?

SkyblueOz
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SkyblueOz

Tony Abbott should not be afraid to say how many public servants will be going. He should be loud and proud of turfing out the bludgers who sit around all day paid for by the taxpayers of this country. They have had it too good for too long. Bring on sept 14.

JoBlow
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JoBlow

They will have to transfer a heap of these PS individuals into the juggernaut, Centrelink, ( I mean Dept. of Human Services), to speed up the processing of Newstart Claims. 20,000 is just the tip of the iceberg. Downsize it to where it was when the Canberra Labor Underbelly Crew took over then start to reduce the numbers from there. 100,000 would only just begin to eliminate the sinecures operating at out cost.

RobertDeFrancesch
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RobertDeFrancesch

20,000 public servants? Just the spin meisters would cover that. Why should public servants be a protected species when even Paul Howes admits 130,000 jobs have gone from his sector alone but they carry on as if Campbell Newmann is a criminal for retrenching 1/10th as many public servants. Maybe that is because only 1/12th of blue collar workers are in his union but 50% of public servants? Remember also that Paul swore if the carbon tax cost a single job, he would not support Julia. Seems he meant it at the time. This posturing, endless lying and hypocrisy is… Read more »

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

@larry
As I have posted on numerous occasions that Asio asis and the A F P could not track an elephant with the shits in very very deep snow assome of us will remember when the foot shooters invaded an oil rig in bass strait only compassion of the workers saved the idiots being tossed into b/strait

theos
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theos

It is in Australia’s folk-lore that Australian’s do not trust their governments of any shape or form. However never in my very long life can I recall such a shambolic government like that of Juliar Gillard. In addition the woman has attracted the universal dislike of most Australians and she has earned that by her own actions and can blame no one but herself.

JaiNormosone
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JaiNormosone

Go on… ask about Queensland Health…. :/

Gianna
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Gianna

I pray that Abbott will have the strength and courage to not only follow through with the promise to cut the public service, but also to stay strong with the inevitable orchestrated attacks, similar to what Campbell Newman , and to an extent O’Farrell and Baillieu, are enduring.

truthseeker
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truthseeker

LABOR
(No room for “U” in it!)

Nice one mate… 🙂

Rwethereyet2
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Rwethereyet2

All one can really add or suggest is , one experienced workers can do the work of 2 people sometimes 3 if need be. Work can be created if they roll back the stupid watermelon tapes, it is stifling so much business Larry. The proof is all around us.Almost every Industry has been affected and at all levels of that. It has not worked , they assumed. Majority do not assume, they weigh up and reason. Never under estimate the public. Aussies resent being labelled stupid, or being deemed stupid. Favouritism is seen and destructive. Aussies see through it. Go… Read more »

Masculumosor
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Masculumosor

How about a good hard long look at retired PM’s Senators and MHR’s as well as judges, at both state and federal levels.

We periodically get media reports on the costs of keeping old PM’s in comfort, what are the costs of all the other rats with their snouts in the public trough…..an analysis of the costs of the whole kit and caboodle will surely identify areas for cuts…

Bring the whole lot of them back to the parameters of the aged pension….sooner that than sacking workers….

M

theos
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theos

Decentralisation is the way to go. Defence would be better deployed across the north from Broome to Darwin in preference to St Kilda Road. Many other departments would have greater impact in the regions and away from the taxpayer funded hot-house called Canberra. Who knows they may even be exposed to real problems to exercise their over paid problem solving skills.