The Bridgman Review is the outcome of an extensive, independent review of the Public Service Act 2008 and other Queensland public employment laws (including the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011). The review was undertaken by Mr Peter Bridgman and is the first review of public sector laws since the late 1980’s.
The review was commissioned by the government to ensure Queenslanders have the most responsive, consistent and reliable public service possible. A public service that is fair, an employer of choice, and a leader in public administration.
The review report provides 99 recommendations and outlines how the laws should be changed to meet the objectives of:
- Fairness in the employment relationship.
- Responsiveness of employees to the community and to the government.
- Inclusiveness of public sector employment.
The Review also reports on how the employment relationship is formed and managed, and how public services are organised.
The review has involved wide-ranging discussions with stakeholders inside government, trade unions and other stakeholders.
The Queensland Government has acknowledged the A Fair and Responsive Public Service for All report and expressly approved the establishment of the Queensland Governance Council and the appointment of a Special Commissioner for Equity and Diversity. The remaining recommendations have been placed with the Public Sector Reform Office, in conjunction with the Queensland Governance Council and the Joint Advisory Committee to assess proposed legislative and policy changes.