UMail: Machinery of Government and Elections

Posted March 31, 2012 by Alex Scott

I know that this has been an uncertain and busy week for many people working across government. I know I've been emailing you a lot but I do want to make sure that I pass on information as soon the union office receives it.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email or call 1800 177 244.

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Machinery of Government Changes

Yesterday morning I met with the Premier and other senior government members. The Secretary and President of the Queensland Council of Unions and officials of the Australian Workers Union were also present.

I raised with the Premier the concerns members have been raising about the implementation of the Government's job freeze. I will be raising this issue with the Public Service Commissioner next week, and stressing the need to take a reasonable and manageable approach to jobs security and workloads.

We will also be seeking meetings with the Directors General of all agencies to discuss minimising disruptions and uncertainty for public servants during Machinery of Government changes.

The Premier outlined his structure for the Machinery of Government. When the Machinery of Government changes take effect, expected Tuesday next week, Queensland Government agencies will be:

Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Public Service Commission
Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Queensland Treasurery and Trade
Queensland Health
Department of Education, Training and Employment
Skills Queensland
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Translink Transit Authority
Department of Local Government
Queensland Police Service
Department of Community Safety
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Public Trust Office
Department of Housing and Public Works
Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Department of Energy and Water Supply
Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and Arts
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Multicultural Affairs
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

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Candidate statements for union elections

Union Council on Tuesday voted to amend the word limit for candidate statements in senior executive elections. They are now as follows:

Each candidate may lodge a statement (together with a photograph of the candidate if desired) supporting their nomination. Such statement (together with any photograph supplied) shall not exceed 200 words for Council Delegate and shall not exceed one thousand (1000) words for candidates for Executive Officer positions. Statements will be copied and given to eligible members with their ballot materials. The Electoral Commission of Queensland will accept statements up to five (5) working days after the closing date for nominations.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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