Deep Concern As Australian Government Moves To Privatise Social Welfare – 19 October 2013


Today’s announcement confirms the Federal Government intends to commit Australia to follow the failed UK model, rely on unpaid labour, slash jobs and privatise the public sector.

“The government has confirmed they intend to follow a version of the failed British ‘Big Society’ concept that caused such high unemployment and dysfunctional privatisation in the UK,” said ACTU president Ged Kearney.

Ms Kearney said the Coalition has been in the process of campaigning to reduce the role, scope and breadth of government and the public sector.

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