TheAustralian – ‘Super Agency’ For Social Services As Coalition Eyes Merger – 13 January 2014

The Australian

By Rick Morton

A SUPER-DEPARTMENT employing one-quarter of the commonwealth bureaucracy and leading social policy from conception to service delivery would be created under plans being considered by the Coalition. Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has signalled the potential for “substantial” savings from a merger of the departments of Social Services and Human Services, warning bureaucrats that “change is inevitable” when he was asked whether the move would lead to redundancies. / link to original article

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