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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australian public opens up government'
"There is a strategic plot, IMO, in Australia to pull down every person to the lowest common denominator; that is, every person who is not a natural part of the ruling elite, born to rule mob and/or the independently wealthy. It's not just…"
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"Here we are with access to more information than ever before, plus the means to share it and communicate with one another and what are we getting? Australian governments that attempt to chill public discussion and amplify fears so that they can…"
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Abby Martin - Farewell Breaking the Set. Hello to . . .

I'm not into Kings, Queens, Heroes or Heroins, but I am into inspiring, passionate and socially ethical work.Abby Martin, journalist, activist and artist completed three years of hosting RT America's Breaking the Set last month. Brilliant, passionate, professional and inspiring activist reporting that puts the mainstream media to shame.Inspiring observations and messages from Abby. The takeaways for me?Be the change you want to bePeople are hungry for change and raw truthLove each otherBe a…See More
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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'ACT to lead the way without Comcare?'
"The McAuliffe case highlighted the bullying manifesto of the ATO and as it turns out, I knew some of the main players ... but what has been done about it on a wider scale? Nothing.  Comcare is a menace to society. End of story. "
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Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'ACT to lead the way without Comcare?'
"Professor - what you said is exactly how it is.  What you described is no isolated example, but the well entrenched malpractices that infest their mindsets.  I cannot fathom how they can even look at themselves in a mirror, let alone…"
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Prof Freud commented on steve davies's blog post 'ACT to lead the way without Comcare?'
"It is the agencies that are the problem. What Comcare is not doing well is enforcing proper behaviour by the agencies within the Comcare scheme Instead of taking their obligations in respect to workplace injury seriously agencies namely ATO block…"
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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'ACT to lead the way without Comcare?'
"Another great find, Steve. But again, all these articles have overtones of public service bashing. It's as though we are meant to believe that those in the private sector never apply for workers' compensation.  Alas, I agree with…"
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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Thanks Gary and Steve for your valued comments. Of course the AHRC has to ensure Australia is meeting its obligations for asylum seekers - who, just as a technicality are not Australian until they are proved to be legitimate. I have no problem with…"
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steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"@Convict It is very arguable that all Commonwealth oversight agencies are failing. How else does the abuse and gaming of administrative and legal power take hold? And be normalised. Lawyers do get a tad pumped up when doing work for the…"
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gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Its an interesting perspective. Perhaps the "crack" could be where we politely widen the conversation. Your posit is most reasonable, but how might this reflect elsewhere? I certainly think that people consider that "tax" is…"
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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Then there is witnessing lawyers for the Cth laughing in high spirits whilst still on court premises, celebrating their *cough* hard-earned win. You really have to see it to believe it ... I'd like to say more but I can't. Unpopular, I…"
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Q&A session with APS Commissioner John Lloyd

Interesting questions asked of the Australian Public Service Commissioner at Senate Estimates by Senator Kate Lundy. You can go to the relevant section of the Hansard minutes here. You will have to scroll down a bit.During the exchange…See More
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steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"In todays Australian there was a gem of a quote right at the end the piece Triggs ‘was prepared to shift jobs’.  The stuff of posters or flyers. Australian Public Service public officials take note. "
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Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'ACT to lead the way without Comcare?'
"I think that it remains to be seen if the new arrangements will be better or worse for claimants / public servants.  Frankly, for various reasons, I predict that it will be worse, as I doubt that the ACT government's motives are other than…"
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ACT to lead the way without Comcare?

The Canberra Times reports that the Australian Capital Territory Government has decided to dump Comcare - ACT dumps Comcare. This has been brewing for some time.Given that Comcare are associated with abuses of power perpetrated by the Australian Public Service this is a very positive development. It is also an opportunity for the ACT Government to change practices for the…See More
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gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Steve: thanks for the info. I trust that •our friends* will understand the gravity. Just today I received an email from someone who is being improperly hounded by the ATO. Quoting him "My relationship with my wife will never be the…"
Feb 25
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Gary's statement in his last comment "Yep it drives you crazy" is very important. Here's why. What we see all to often is Australian Public Service agencies successively applying rules and codes of conduct to both employees and…"
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Australians troll ministers with iMessage texts over data retention

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Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Abby Martin - Farewell Breaking the Set. Hello to . . .

I'm not into Kings, Queens, Heroes or Heroins, but I am into inspiring, passionate and socially ethical work.

Abby Martin, journalist, activist and artist completed three years of hosting RT America's Breaking the Set last month. Brilliant, passionate, professional and inspiring activist reporting that puts the mainstream media to shame.

Inspiring observations and messages from Abby. The takeaways for me?…

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Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:43am

Q&A session with APS Commissioner John Lloyd

Interesting questions asked of the Australian Public Service Commissioner at Senate Estimates by Senator Kate Lundy. You can go to the relevant section of the Hansard minutes here. You will have to scroll down a…

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Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:53am

ACT to lead the way without Comcare?

The Canberra Times reports that the Australian Capital Territory Government has decided to dump Comcare - ACT dumps Comcare. This has been brewing for some time.

Given that Comcare are associated with abuses of power perpetrated by the Australian Public Service this is a very positive development. It is also an opportunity for the ACT Government to…

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Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Public service creates adjustment disorders

The Australian Public Service misuses psychiatry to undermine employees who highlight problems or complain. The misuse of psychiatry by the public service to discredit employees, mask mobbing and cover up maladministration is not new.

How psychiatry is misused by the Australian Public Service was describe in my …

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Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 32 Comments

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At 6:16pm on March 21, 2014, Sarah said…

Hi Steve.  Thanks for your note. Bbbrrrr is my answer.  Just here to observe and learn.

At 7:15pm on September 27, 2013, Anna Sundin said…
Thank you Steve. Just fron the quick browse I've had there are many interesting and relatable discussion topics on this site. Lots of reading to do!
At 2:02pm on July 16, 2013, Miguel Carrasco said…

Thanks Steve - Things are going very well. We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of BCG in Boston. Look forward  to the networking and discussions on this forum. cheers Miguel

At 10:02pm on March 12, 2013, Johnny said…

I feel like I'm on a treadmill out the door. And yes the default position is to support the manager. HR even wrote it in an email when I complained about the unfairness of a particular decision.

I've asked certain members of the team who have been impacted to also make a complaint. If at least four or five people make a complaint about their treatment it would provide a strong position. However the whole team is scared to bits and everyone has refused.

Many thanks for your support.

At 12:06pm on March 12, 2013, Johnny said…

Hi Steve, many thanks for your comment.

I have received a contact from APS Dignity. The scope is wider than HR but HR are facilitating matters by supporting the managers and refusing to resolve any complaints. Its incredible the way they seek to minimise and reframe matters. All I want is a straight answer and an apology!

At 1:27pm on March 11, 2013, Zira said…
Thanks for the welcome,interesting site,have passed it on to others,whose lives are being screwed by the wonderful world of oz public service,although its more a "oh my goodness,thats what happens here" than how to beat the bastards.But at least its good to know we arent alone in our dilemma.Again thanks
At 9:42am on December 14, 2012, Deep S said…

Thanks Steve.

 

At 11:54am on December 9, 2012, Anthony Peterson said…

Thanks for the welcome Steve. I'm keen to learn from others with more experience at navigating the APS culture. Cheers, Anthony

At 10:21pm on September 8, 2012, gerard crewdson said…

Thanks Steve -It is an excellent site

At 11:00am on May 9, 2012, Evelyn said…

Thanks Steve.  The site looks great. Did not know it existed until I tried Twitter.  

Cheers

Evelyn

 
 
 

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