Public Service Audit Welcomed by Elliott and Perrottet

Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, and the Member for Castle Hill, Dominic Perrottet, have welcomed the release of an audit conducted into the state of the NSW public service. 

 Mr Elliott said that the public service has been inefficient and it was time for some tough reforms that were long overdue.   

 “It was well known that when the O’Farrell Government came to office, there were systemic problems right across the NSW public service,” Mr Elliott said.

 “Although there are many aspects of the public service that are performing their duties properly, there can be no doubt that the overall performance in the public service has lagged behind where it should be.”

 Mr Perrottet said he was concerned with the priorities of the public service which were revealed in the audit.  

 “A low level of importance has been given to the state’s finances, employees and asset management,” Mr Perrottet said. 

“I am particularly disappointed with these findings given the issues families with disabled children have recently found themselves dealing with.

“The people of the Hills, and the people of New South Wales, deserve far better and the unsustainable financial position of the public service will be fixed by the O’Farrell Government.” 

Mr Elliott and Mr Perrottet welcomed moves already instigated by the O’Farrell Government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector in order to deliver a public service the people of New South Wales expect, need and deserve.