Premier Lara Giddings has today set out her ''people agenda'' ruling out forced redundancies, confirming an extra $7 million will be spent on community workers pay rises and more concessions.
She is delivering her state of the state address in Parliament now.
She said the decision to remove the threat of forced redundancies hanging over the heads of public sector workers was due to strong budget management over two years.
No one in the public service has been sacked in that time.
Ms Giddings confirmed an extra $7 million would be required to meet a 23 to 45 per cent pay increase owed to community sector workers.
This is on top of the $30 million already committed over four years.
Multiple sclerosis sufferers will now also have access to a concession on their power bills due to a medical need to use air conditioners.
The state government will also take over Aurora's responsibility for contributions to the Salvation Army's hardship program and no interest loans.
Ms Giddings said the cost of the concession changes would be modest.