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steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australian Government corruption - Silence is contempt'
"The tragic aspect of Brendan Jones' work is that here we are in 2016 and the problem has grown. Hundred of millions are spent on supporting a corrupt and corrupting capability to abuse power. Billions are wasted downstream. This is not…"
Jun 28
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Australian Government corruption - Silence is contempt

5 more sleeps until Australia votesAs usual, during an election campaign we have seen the best and worse of the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.What strikes me about both the Labor Party and the Liberal Party is their silence on the issue of corruption. They are in denial despite the ugly truth.About Australian Government corruptionSince leaving the Australian Public Service in 2011 I have had the privilege of talking with and working with citizens and public servants who have, in…See More
Jun 27
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Patients - The collateral damage of health policy

Here we are in the midst of a federal election and, yet again, we have health being treated as a political football.It strikes it is utterly perverse that in 2016, with all the wonderful medical technology we have at our disposal, we still have a system that is buffeted by politics and endless bureaucratic red tape.What we still see are the Labor and Liberal parties endlessly bending, twisting and tweaking the health system. They do so to the point where medical practitioners are buckle under…See More
Jun 6
Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'Carving out Freedom of Information is not good government'
""What was on full display in the Canberra Times piece are senior officials claiming that public servants self-censor because of freedom of information".  "From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its…"
May 6
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'The dangerous arrogance of the ATO'
"An update from me I have uploaded the video of the ATO's appearance before the committee to YouTube. It goes for just under an hour and a half. Grab a coffee and take a look Ponder this statement (redacted) Of course, the problem is not…"
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The dangerous arrogance of the ATO

Martin Parkinson, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary, recently warned departments and individual public servants of the "lethal mix of arrogance and ignorance" plaguing public policy. Read more: Canberra Times 19 April 2016.Australian Government agencies should heed the cautionary words of James…See More
May 1
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The dangerous arrogance of the ATO

Martin Parkinson, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary, recently warned departments and individual public servants of the "lethal mix of arrogance and ignorance" plaguing public policy. Read more: Canberra Times 19 April 2016.Australian Government agencies should heed the cautionary words of James…See More
May 1
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"@Prof Freud.  It wasn’t just the toe that was fractured, it involved the shaft of my foot, as the xray showed.  I was in Property Operations, a very mobile job and they expected me to look after my site with over 600 people plus walk…"
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"I thought of you the other day Cheryl. I have arthritis in a toe. It flared up after a lovely walk along the beach. During my drive home, every time I used the clutch it hurt - the pain went beyond the toe. For the next day every time I walked on…"
Apr 16
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Carving out Freedom of Information is not good government

Yesterday, 12 April 2016 was the International Day of Human Space FlightApril 12, 1961, was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event opened the way for space exploration. In 2011 the UN declared April 12 as the “International Day of Human Space Flight” to remember the first human space flight and to promote the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful…See More
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"Hi Andrew.  I thought about going bankrupt. I looked up the process on Google, it requires quite a bit of reading to understand and get my head around it.   I only had 28 Days to seek a review under the ADJR Act from the date of their…"
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"I am now suing the PSA (Union) for breach of contract and failure to have my cases handled by a lawyer from their Legal Services Scheme, luckily my costs were minimal; compared to the Crowns six Counsel, unlimited funding and resources and their…"
Apr 7
Andrew Gillies commented on steve davies's page Links
"Hi Cheryl, I know exactly how you feel..the bases are well and truly loaded in the favour of the Government. Just look at Seerene Teffeha, she had them on toast and they had to settle for $800,000.00..Then the very next day the Govt. sought laws to…"
Apr 7
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"I just received the ultimate crushing blow that will stitch me up and tie me to Comcare for the rest of my life.  A $40.000 bill to pay for Comcare’s barrister and legal advisers to fight me at the AAT and in the Federal Court (so much…"
Apr 6
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"NALCE, that article is an absolute joke. Take the case of Alex Merecka..stitched up on a WCT claim for $400,000.00..when an honest judge had sympathy for the victim, who was blind and thought he was signing something else. Bent Claims manager,…"
Apr 4
NALCE commented on steve davies's page Links
"Andrew, your comment on Govt's dirty tricks directly flies in the face of their "model litigant policy"! I agree with your comments. Interesting read via this link as to what they want us to believe with reference to their so called…"
Apr 4
Andrew Gillies commented on steve davies's page Links
"Case Update bullying etc. Well, having now settled both cases the WCT and The Industrial Court Prosecution of the Govt. Dept. I used to work for. Am now suing the Union - The PSA who abandoned ship, when called upon to assist sixteen other…"
Apr 2
Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"NALCE, you are right about the AMA, but worse - the corrupt doctors are protected and the issue is covered up by the regulatory body for doctors - AHPRA.  (I think it stands for "Australian Health Protection Rackets Anonymous" -…"
Mar 23
NALCE commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"In my opinion, the hired guns are violating “The Hippocratic Oath [an oath historically taken by physicians]. Excerpt below: Declaration of Geneva – 2006 Position Statement: The AMA adopted the World Medical…"
Mar 15

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Founder of OZloop. Former public servant. Left at the end of 2011 as I concluded that more public service can be done outside the Australian Public Service due to the damage being done to the public service - and many dedicated and progressive individual staff - by managerialism and corporate spin.
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Australian Government corruption - Silence is contempt

5 more sleeps until Australia votes

As usual, during an election campaign we have seen the best and worse of the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.

What strikes me about both the Labor Party and the Liberal Party is their silence on the issue of corruption. They are in denial despite the ugly truth.

About Australian Government corruption

Since leaving the…

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Posted on June 27, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Patients - The collateral damage of health policy

Here we are in the midst of a federal election and, yet again, we have health being treated as a political football.

It strikes it is utterly perverse that in 2016, with all the wonderful medical technology we have at our disposal, we still have a system that is buffeted by politics and endless bureaucratic red tape.

What we still see are the Labor and Liberal parties endlessly bending, twisting and tweaking the health system. They do so to the point where…

Continue

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 11:04am

The dangerous arrogance of the ATO

Martin Parkinson, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary, recently warned departments and individual public servants of the "lethal mix of arrogance and ignorance" plaguing public policy. Read more: Canberra Times 19 April 2016.

Australian Government agencies should heed the…

Continue

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Carving out Freedom of Information is not good government

Yesterday, 12 April 2016 was the International Day of Human Space Flight

April 12, 1961, was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event opened the way for space exploration. In 2011 the UN declared April 12 as the “International Day of Human Space Flight” to remember the first human space flight and to promote the exploration and use…

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Posted on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds

“The heart is a pump that does respond when the brain asks it to, but it is not enslaved to the brain. Its relationship to the brain is more like a marriage ... with each dependent on the other. It seems science is now restoring to the heart something that rightfully belongs to it: Our emotions.”

Here we are in 2016 and Australian Public Service agencies continue to bully and mob employees…

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Posted on March 14, 2016 at 9:30am — 8 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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