PUBLIC SECTOR — WAGES POLICY
1316. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Leader of the House representing
I refer to the Premier's 20–20–20
public sector policy announced prior to the election.
(1) Has the
Premier implemented his idea that 20 per cent of the annual salaries of
directors general and equivalents be tied to their achievement of certain key
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to (1), please provide examples.
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
As announced earlier this year, the Public Sector Commissioner is working on
the best way forward for linking the salaries of directors general and chief executive
officers to the 12 key targets detailed as part of the Our Priorities vision.
It is anticipated that a model will be ready to be rolled out after the expiry
of the four-year pay freeze for senior public servants, which was introduced by
the McGowan government. This government has introduced significant
accountability measures for senior public servants, including the pay freeze;
increased responsibility, with the senior executive service being significantly
reduced; reducing the number of departments
by 40 per cent, which went above and beyond the election commitment; and
introducing legislation to end the right of return in the public service.