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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australian Public Service autocracy undermines democracy #freespeech2014'
"What has the Australian Human Rights Commission become? Now, instead of being concerned about Australian human rights, it only concerns itself with matters which will garner it attention on the world stage. Our institutions have now become about…"
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Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australian Public Service autocracy undermines democracy #freespeech2014'
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Leroy commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australian Public Service autocracy undermines democracy #freespeech2014'
"The matters raised by Steve and discussed below are alarming and very, very saddening. I can't understand why a government would set itself out to conform to the archetype of the Evil Empire. Our government seems determined to adopt all the…"
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steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"@Brendan Sedition laws. The way things are going they would have to start charging and locking up huge numbers of people who are using social media in a serious way. God forbid that a nation that started life as a penal colony should take us back…"
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Brendan Jones commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"@Steve > I'm currently putting something together on the Commonwealths slush fund. Sorry, I meant Comcover. It is interesting that public service agencies are allowed to conflate themselves with the Commonwealth and can access financial…"
Aug 20
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"ATO links to white nationalist group? Among my automatic alerts I noticed a post placed on the white nationalist website stormfront.org linking to the Herald Sun article on the anti-Semitic abuse of Mr Stephen Strelecky. To be sure the…"
Aug 20
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"@Convict: Of course we can my dear friend. And that, I think, is one of our strengths. We can have conversations that the public service and Commonwealth run a mile from. Well, they seek to crush. That, I suspect, is the point. Through their…"
Aug 17
Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"@ Steve: we can agree to disagree and still be friends. :) In principle, I agree, but I don't think the correlation is helpful. I hate to say this, but I've learned that the general populace is stupid. That is why our legal rights and…"
Aug 17
Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Good post, Cheryl. And to add insult to injury, the twin evils of ss 44 and 45 of the SRC Act stop a Cth employee from suing the Cth at common law ... and as it stands, are restricted with other claims,  it seems. Can't understand how that…"
Aug 17
Cheryl Peters commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"@Steve. Excellent post, it completely nails the “the system” and the unconscionable exploitation of SRC act, namely “reasonable administrative action, undertaken in a reasonable manner” and the immoral exclusion provisions in…"
Aug 16
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"Had a lovely chat with a Fair Work Commission person about systemic mobbing in the Aust Public Service. Will be talking with them again."
Aug 15
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Dear Convict, The point is not to trawl over what is being handled by a Royal Commission. That would be a pointless exercise. What is directly relevant is the response of the church bureaucracy. Cover up, denial, the use of legal force, using…"
Aug 15
Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Unfortunately, I think it will dilute our cause to keep dragging up child sex abuse. I appreciate that everyone means well, but I we will only get ridiculed, IMO. i note that the abuse victims will get compensation and have advocates fighting for…"
Aug 14
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Thanks Convict. Yes I know. There are more dollars to fish out. Headlines are, in a sense, a curse. The parallels between the reaction of the public service bureaucracy, church bureaucracy and others to disclosures of abuses of power are very…"
Aug 14
Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Steve: you know how much I support this investigation. ;) Keep up the good work. Btw, that statement doesn't furnish the aggregate financial burden of the slush fund, does it? @Prof Freud: I feel the same way. Can I just ask that we keep this…"
Aug 14
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"I'm currently putting something together on the Commonwealths slush fund. Sorry, I meant Comcover. It is interesting that public service agencies are allowed to conflate themselves with the Commonwealth and can access financial resources…"
Aug 14
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds'
"Prof Freud - Putting this information and views out there is a positive act. Yes. I watched the Four Corners report. The pattern of behaviour on the part of the Catholic Church bureaucracy is the same as that of the public service."
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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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Tax Office bullying and mobbing knows no bounds

Over the past couple of months it has been my privilege to assist Mr Stephen Strelecky, a former ATO employee, and Rebekah Cavanagh, Herald Sun crime reporter, in capturing the story of Stephen’s abuse and mobbing at the hands of the ATO.

Stephen’s story is now available online at the…

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Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 19 Comments

Australian Public Service autocracy undermines democracy #freespeech2014

Tomorrow the Australian Human Rights Commission will be hosting a one day symposium on free speech. This event will be live streamed. I have been informed that the live streaming details will be available soon. If you intend to participate online please check here for the live streaming details.

When tweeting please make sure you use the hashtag #freespeech2014

It's a bit of a worry…

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Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:33pm — 8 Comments

Your ATO - Win at all costs. Reputation at all costs.

A very good piece in yesterdays Canberra Times by Noel Towell - Tax Office sued for $6m after allegedly ruining a man's life

"The Sydney man says he lost his business, his home, his marriage and his health trying to fight the legal might of the Tax Office after a botched tax bill based on ''incorrect methodologies''…

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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Free Speech 2014 - Let's take it and shape it!

Yesterday my trusty computer let me know about an event being organised by the Australian Human Rights Commission. A one day symposium being held on 7 August 2014 - Free Speech 2014.

This…

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Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:28pm — 4 Comments

Australian Public Service - Mobbing on an industrial scale

I've just finished reaching out to federal politicians via Twitter. I used this list.

Feel free to make initial contact with me by via…

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 66 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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