Public Sector & Government

A more efficient public sector and the removal of red tape’.

The public sector needs to focus on the problem areas that stifle business growth.

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Public sector efficiency and red-tape remains a pervasive issue for businesses in South Australia. 

Red-tape was ranked third in our State Your Opinion: State Election survey, closely following State Business Taxes and Skills Shortages. The focus for the South Australian Business Chamber extends beyond the size of the State public sector but to procurement policy and Local Government efficiencies. 

The operation of the public sector will always be a concern for the business community. As the largest single employer in the State, the size of the public sector is an influential factor to the direct and indirect impacts upon business. For many businesses, the size of the public sector is not just a matter of where their tax dollars are spent, but how the size of the public sector impacts the local market. The above market wages and benefits offered by the State Government unfairly compromises the ability of businesses to compete for talent when they pay for it through their taxes. 

As highlighted by the 2021 Intergenerational Report, South Australian Business Chamber’s goal is to ensure that South Australia’s Public Sector is world class in the delivery of critical services to the community at the optimal cost:

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“Governments will also need to manage spending pressures by improving the efficiency of service delivery and ensuring support is targeted to those who need it most, particularly within the key areas of future spending such as health and aged care. It will also be critical that essential government services are funded by taxes that are as fair, efficient and low as possible.”

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Public Sector and Government Publications

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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: Review of the Public Sector Data Sharing Act 2016
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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: Submission to the South Australian Productivity Commission’s SA Regulatory Framework Inquiry
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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: SA State Budget 2021-22 pre-budget submission
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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: SA State Budget 2020-21 pre-budget submission
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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: Draft Report on Stage 2 of the Government Procurement Inquiry
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The South Australian Business Chamber submission: Discussion Paper regarding a Regional Development Strategy
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Policy and Advocacy Lead

Kendall Crowe

General Manager, Policy, Advocacy and International Services

Key policy areas

Education, Skills & Migration

Infrastructure & Transport

Public Sector & Government

Sustainability & Energy

Tax, Industry & Small Business

Trade & Tourism

Workplace Relations & WHS

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