Public servants

Re: Fear in public service lamented 

Everybody knows that if you are a public servant who speaks up against the government or their policies, you will suffer. More concerning is the amount of public servants relative to the working population. 

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Over 14per cent of those of working age are employed by the state. When you compare to available labour force statistics of 50,100 in 2016, it is a staggering 33.9per cent. 

For comparison, countries like Australia and New Zealand are at around 20%.

You would think at this rate government services would be somewhat better than they are.

 

S.P.

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