Public Services in the Hunter: - An Engine of Economic and Social Prosperity
20 November 2022
Public Services in the Hunter Public Services in the Hunter: An Engine of Economic and Social Prosperity Fact Sheets Prepared by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute November 2022 Public Services in the Hunter 1 About The Australia Institute About the Centre for Future Work The Australia Institute is an independent public policy think The Centre for Future Work is a research centr. [...] Public Services in the Hunter 4 Introduction The COVID pandemic has reminded all Australians of the vital importance of essential services in supporting our families and communities to be safe, healthy, and inclusive. [...] Public Services in the Hunter 9 #4: Public Services Generate Incomes, Taxes, and Spending Incomes, Spending, and Taxes of Hunter State Public Sector Workers Source: Calculations from NSW Public Service Commission and ABS (see notes). [...] And the continued health of public services is, in turn, a vital source of support and opportunity for the private sector: which benefits from new business and job-creation, both “upstream” through public sector supply and procurement, and “downstream” thanks to the consumer spending power of employed public sector workers. [...] Understanding the economic and social value of public services, and demanding that our governments seize the full potential of that value (especially the state government, whose funding and policy decisions dominate the evolution of public services), will help build a stronger Hunter in the future.