$800k paycheck, but 400 to get sacked

A 9 August email sent by Ms Halton to the department’s 5000-plus staff warned that its “2013—14 budget allocation does not support our current staffing numbers or profile”.

“To meet our budget we need to decrease our staffing numbers across the department by around 400 full-time equivalent positions over the coming year.”

She warned of the “need to position ourselves for further efficiency dividend reductions starting in the