ANOTHER WEEK WITH NO NEWS ON BELCONNEN’S FUTURE
Yet another week has passed and the Abbott Government is still keeping silent on the future of the Department of Immigration in Belconnen.
The uncertainty created by Peter Dutton and Mathias Cormann has already hit businesses and the local community. Now, it seems it is also harming the department itself.
Reports earlier this week indicate Immigration has lost 15 of its senior executives this year – almost one experienced manager a week.
These senior staff are choosing to leave the uncertainty about the department’s future behind. Unfortunately, many of Immigration’s 4,000 more junior staff do not have this luxury.
It has now been almost two months since the Government’s own deadline for making a decision passed. In that time, the evidence has mounted that moving Immigration out of Belconnen will gut the local town centre and hurt the surrounding community.
With the exodus of staff revealing this is also damaging the inner workings of the department as a whole, it is time for the Abbott Government to end the uncertainty and commit to keeping the Department of Immigration in Belconnen.
FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2015
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