Around 40,000 jobs have been gone in the past 12 months, which is having a big impact on workplaces.
The job cuts are also putting more pressure on Centrelink. Callers are also becoming more aggressive to Centrelink workers.
Angus Randall spoke with Nadine Flood, the National Secretary of the Commonwealth Public Sector Union.[audio https://radioadelaidebreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/nadine-flood.mp3]
Producer: Bill Walter