Brisbane City Council sheds 350 jobs
The Brisbane City Council has shed over 350 jobs in under a year as the council attempts to halt the funding hemorrhaging and protect its bottom line.
The council released its annual figures, showing that the council had not renewed 329 staff positions, including 188 temporary and 141 casual positions.
The council has announced that it will make, or has already made, 23 positions redundant after already paying out 14 staff redundancy packages.
The council has announced a further $33 million package for voluntary redundancies to be taken up by staff before the end of June.
State Opposition leader and erstwhile Brisbane City Mayor Campbell Newman has been attacked by State Treasurer Andrew Fraser, who accused Mr Campbell has ‘cutting and running’ from the position after the council faces a austere budget.