Public sector cuts

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Cameron-Osborne austerity years cost UK dearly when Covid struck, says TUC
Union body claims policies left Britain ‘hugely unprepared’, in report before opening hearing of inquiry

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Jun, 2023 @9:30 PM

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‘Hitlist’ of private schools criticised and businesses and public sector join outcry over Victorian budget
New tax measures and job cuts to help repay state’s Covid debt spark criticism from multiple groups

Adeshola Ore and Benita Kolovos

23, May, 2023 @9:03 AM

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The great Victorian budget mystery: who will repay its massive ‘Covid debt’?
For once the Andrews government has largely avoided major announcements ahead of Tuesday’s state budget

Benita Kolovos

22, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Victorian government jobs will be slashed in state budget to rein in Covid debt, analysts predict
Labor MPs say Tuesday’s budget will be tough amid rising debt but election pledges will be honoured

Peter Hannam and Benita Kolovos

21, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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More must be done to fight the scourge of loneliness | Letters
Letters: Julia Edwards worries about the loss of public libraries and other services, while Jean Jackson describes the isolation that comes with hearing loss and David Jones suggests churches could be part of the solution

11, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Britain is in desperate need of radical ideas. So where are Labour’s? | Simon Jenkins
Railways, water companies and the NHS are in crisis – we need bold new policies to fix them, not Keir Starmer’s timid dithering, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

11, May, 2023 @1:18 PM

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Junior doctors are key to fixing the NHS crisis | Letters
Letters: Readers on the poor pay and working conditions that have led junior doctors down the path of strikes

17, Apr, 2023 @4:43 PM

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Victoria budget expected to slash spending on infrastructure, public service and health
Daniel Andrews warns of ‘very difficult measures’ in May budget as government works to get state finances on track post-Covid

Benita Kolovos

17, Apr, 2023 @5:08 AM

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The Guardian view on doctors on strike: a symptom of a deeper crisis | Editorial
Editorial: The government has for too long exploited the goodwill of NHS staff to cover for inadequate resources


12, Apr, 2023 @5:47 PM

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Public urination: don’t get caught with your trousers down | Letters
Letters: Jennifer Henley on scaring a man making a wee mess, and Ian Arnott on Tony Benn being caught short

07, Apr, 2023 @4:28 PM

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The war against wild toileting: is there any way to stop people weeing – and worse – in the street?
Public peeing has become commonplace, with some men even urinating through letterboxes. Why has it become so popular and can splashback paint put a stop to it?

Emine Saner

05, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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GPs aren’t just exhausted: we are broken | Anonymous
We’re having to make huge sacrifices just to keep basic services running, and our decisions can be life or death. It can’t continue like this


03, Apr, 2023 @10:07 AM

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