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    Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier
    The Honourable Glen Elmes

    Public Sector Renewal Program

    Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier
    The Honourable Glen Elmes

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Public Sector Renewal Program

    A new review group created within the Queensland public service will achieve a renewed, refocused and more efficient public service, realise significant savings for all agencies and drive cultural change.

    The Minister Assisting the Premier, Glen Elmes, said the Public Sector Renewal Program would refocus the public service on government priorities, and support the delivery of front line services in a constrained fiscal environment.

    “The Program confirms the government’s commitment to returning the budget to surplus and restoring Queensland’s AAA credit rating, and finding savings to fund election commitments,” Mr Elmes said.

    “It will transform the Queensland Government into a better organisation for employees and enable the provision of better service for Queenslanders.

    “A key component of the program includes a review of the roles and functions of agencies, including government owned corporations, to ensure that expenditure is focused on delivering better services.”

    A Public Sector Renewal Board will be established to oversee the delivery of the Program.

    Membership of the board is:
    • Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
    • Under-Treasurer
    • Chairman of the Public Service Commission
    • Director-General or CEO of the agency or government owned corporation being reviewed
    • two external appointments: Dr Peter Shergold AC and Ms Jude Munro AO

    “The two external appointments bring proven experience in public sector management and leading change in government agencies to the Public Sector Renewal Board,” Mr Elmes said.

    “We have an ambitious agenda; one that will require a leadership team with significant experience in public sector management and leading change in government agencies.

    “The Renewal Program will analyse what the agencies do and how efficiently and effectively they do it, to re-focuses agencies on core services and programs, and eliminate waste.”

    [ENDS] 28 June 2012

    Media contact: Peter McCarthy (0408) 835 548