Two thousand public service jobs in Queensland will be scrapped under new reforms, the Queensland Government announced today.
TransLink will no longer operate as a statutory authority, but will instead by absorbed into the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Transport minister Scott Emerson said it would still oversee the bus network, and other services including TravelTrain, school bus services and the subsidised regional airline.
“All Queensland government passenger transport services will be integrated for the first time under the Translink banner. No longer will there be two separate government agencies … doing the same task in different areas of the state,” he told parliament.
“These were the type of additional costs that Labor was passing on to passengers.”
This article first appeared at SmartCompany.