Under the alterations, TransLink will no longer run as a statutory authority, which confined to the southeast of the state, and will be captivated into the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Scott Emerson, Transport Minister said that it would still manage the qconnect bus network, school bus services and TravelTrain services, along with subsidized regional airline, ferry and coach services.
He told parliament recently that, all Queensland government traveler transport services will be included for the first time under the Translink standard. No longer there will be 2 separate government agencies ... performing the same job in different regions of the state. These were the kind of extra costs which Labor was conveying to passengers. Mr. Emerson said that the TransLink board will be stop and the department will remain in 5 divisions with the number of senior executives hacked by nearly half from 37 to 21. He said in a statement that, there’ll be a targeted staff cut of 18% or 1970 full-time equivalent (FTE) corporate as well as support roles from department and moreover TransLink saving $287 million in the next 4 years. To get Queensland back on track he is prepared to make the hard calls.
The government of Queensland is out to save $4 billion in 3 years. Annastacia Palaszczuk, opposition leader said that, the government should be embarrassed about sacking the jobs. Annastacia Palaszczuk said that, it had a compulsion to tell Queensland people how many jobs were going all across the complete public service. However Premier Campbell Newman said that, before the election public service had nothing to fear of, they in fact had everything to fear, Ms. Palaszczuk said. She told parliament recently after Mr. Emerson declared the cuts that, they know there’s uncertainty, there’s fear, in each one of the 200,000 government staff all across this state.