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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Latest public service numbers show strong commitment to service delivery

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    Latest public service numbers show strong commitment to service delivery

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to improving services across the State has included the employment of extra nurses, doctors, teachers and teacher aides.

    Public Service Commission data for the September 2016 quarter shows an increase of 721 full-time equivalent employees.

    “More than nine out of every 10 public servants are employed in frontline and frontline support roles,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    “In health, 300 staff were appointed including 142 extra nurses, 97 doctors, and employees required to support the opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and programs such as the new integrated electronic medical records system at the Gold Coast Hospital,” the Premier said.

    “The appointment of 290 new teachers and 134 teacher aides across the state will ensure we have a strong education and training capability, and that access to learning and skilling pathways for all Queenslanders remains a priority."

    “We continue to build safe and supported communities with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General appointing 55 custodial officers and 19 new staff associated with the Restorative Justice Program."

    “The former Newman-Nicholls LNP Government cut services across Queensland. They cut more than 14,000 jobs from the public service.”

    “My Government is restoring services and continuing our strong commitment to health, education, safer communities and our regions.”

    Media contact: Kirby Anderson 0417 263 791