McGowan’s cuts to public service may not serve the public well

[Originally published on the Sydney Morning Herald online smh.com.au on 4 July 2017. Syndicated to WAToday.com.au]   Western Australian government departments have been slashed by 40 percent since Mark McGowan became Premier with 41 departments becoming 25 under reforms. While these reforms might be fiscally responsible, how will the savings deliver “a more efficient public sector to deliver better services …