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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR

In April 2014, unions, community groups and academics in Australia came together and developed an agreed statement about the role of Government.

The role of government is to:

  • Deliver the essential public goods which create a good society.

  • Protect people by creating regulation.

  • Collect and fairly distribute revenue to deliver a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous society.

  • Manage and mitigate risk, especially for people who are vulnerable.

  • Build capability for the long-term through investing in research, skills and education, infrastructure and planning for future generations as well as protecting the environment.

  • Act as a good global citizen.