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Major changes introduced to create a more efficient public sector

28 April 2017

Premier Mark McGowan has announced the biggest shakeup of the public sector in decades with 40 per cent of Government departments to be amalgamated or abolished.
The major announcement surpasses the election commitment to reduce the number of departments by 20 per cent and includes a major reshuffle of chief executives.  It also comes ahead of the Service Priority Review that will deliver further structural changes and savings.

The changes announced today are the first step in driving cultural change and delivering multi-million-dollar cost savings across government to assist with much-needed budget repair.

This significant reform is aimed at creating collaborative departments focused on whole-of-Government objectives and delivering services in the most efficient way, including using new technology.

For more information refer to the Media Statement as made available on the Media Statement website.

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