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LOCAL DRIVERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW TOLL RELIEF

Local drivers could be eligible to save up to $750 a year on tolls under a new relief package to ease cost of living pressures announced today.

About half a million NSW motorists will receive quarterly rebates under the NSW Government’s Toll Rebate Scheme.

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said the new measures were aimed at making travel on the State’s toll roads more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses.


NSW SECURES LARGEST HEALTH WORKFORCE BOOST IN HISTORY

 The NSW Government has announced a record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across the State over four years, in the nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost.

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said the $4.5 billion investment over four years made possible by the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget is intended to relieve pressure on existing staff and ensure there are appropriate levels of health staffing for its health infrastructure projects.

“We acknowledge the tireless efforts of our local health heroes throughout the pandemic and are proud to make this record investment to give them the support they need,” Mr Griffin said.


NSW GOVERNMENT LIFTS WAGES AND RECOGNISES HEALTH WORKERS

The NSW Government has today announced a new public sector wages policy to provide increased pay for public sector employees including nurses, teachers and paramedics.

 

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said the new two-year policy will provide among the highest public sector wages growth in the country with employees offered a 3.0 per cent remuneration increase per annum in 2022-23 and 2023-24, with a possible further 0.5 per cent on offer in 2023-24 for employees that make a substantial contribution to productivity enhancing reforms.

 

“This provides for remuneration increases of up to 6.5 per cent over two years under the new policy”, Mr Griffin said. The policy will apply to new industrial agreements that are struck from 1 July 2022.