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Acevo calls for a redesign of public service delivery

The delivery of public services is “misguided” and “inappropriate”, Acevo has said in a report that calls for a “comprehensive redefinition” of the relationship between government, charities and the public.

Released today at the umbrella body’s annual conference, the report Remaking the State: A Call to Action is calling for legislation to enshrine a Public Service Constitution, which would be “focused on ensuring that the primary aim of any public services is to deliver meaningful improvement to the lives of those who need it most”.

It also calls for 5 per cent of all government spending on major delivery departments (initially health, welfare, justice and education) to be spent on preventative services. It wants this to rise to 10 per cent by 2020.

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