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gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Response from Prime Minister Tony Abbott'
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Jun 27
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Response from Prime Minister Tony Abbott'
"Hi Gary Yes. We also need to be very mindful that there are deep cultural, sociological and historical factors behind all of this. It is always tempting to blame the guy at the top. I would not discount the notion that one of the reasons this…"
Jun 26
gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Response from Prime Minister Tony Abbott'
"I wrote to the Health Minister concerning the prime cause of death in Oz being suicide. (Many due to the ATO). The reply was essentially that they were promoting awareness and that they are discussing it. Here is the generic Gummint process: 1.…"
Jun 26
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Response from Prime Minister Tony Abbott

On 28 May 2015 I sent an email concerning my paper The Australian Government - Can we afford it to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Opposition leader Bill Shorten and a range of other politicians. The email Better Government - Renewing the social contract was positive and to the…See More
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APSDD?

The Australian Public Service's obsession with reputation and winning at all costs is well known. That obsession is also a source of abuses of administrative, legal and medico-legal power.So it was with some interest I have been reading the Australian Public Service Commission's latest missive, Handling misconduct: a human resource manager's…See More
Jun 15
Convict commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Just a correction: Sparke Helmore isn't within a bull's roar of being a 'top tier legal firm'. It's used extensively for Comcare claims, but that seems to be the extent of its Cth work. The top firms are the ones who the AG…"
Jun 11
steve davies commented on Prof Freud's blog post 'ATO's cruelty towards older workers'
"Thanks Prof Freud One of life's gentle people. Conscientious about work. Tragic. Some may say such deaths are coincidental. Others attribute such deaths to the person 'having a condition'. The events you describe are correct and…"
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Prof Freud commented on steve davies's blog post 'The journey begins. The Australian Government - Can we afford it?'
"quite a read Steve.  an initial comment: APS abuses of medico-legal power are both systematic and systemic These abuses are supported by a huge private industry which depends on continuing abuses of medico-legal power in…"
May 21
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The journey begins. The Australian Government - Can we afford it?

This week I started distributing a paper I've been working for just over a month. I settled on the title The Australian Government - Can we afford it. In this post I outline why I decided to take this on, what I intend to do next and provide some additional information. I also debunk some of the possible and likely reactions from some politicians and senior officials.At more than 20 pages my paper is a bit of a read. Given my intent to provide a cohesive narrative, that was unavoidable. You can…See More
May 21
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Spotlight on Reinventing the ATO'
"A brief update on further action: Yesterday I emailed Michael Cranston letting him know of my post. I also tweeted it at the ATO and let them know I had emailed Michael. As the ATO touches the lives of every Australian, and we are in the midst of…"
Apr 17
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Spotlight on Reinventing the ATO

A disappointing headline on todays Canberra Times website.Crackdown on rich baby boomers ATO targets rich Australians who are using a trick involving children to get around paying taxIt is well known and documented that the baby boomers had it easier than other generations and social policy has been skewed to gain the boomer vote. However, it is simplistic of the Canberra Times to be playing the generational card and the class card over such serious matters as taxation.To be transparent. Yes, I…See More
Apr 16
Tom White commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Yes they are putrid scumbags, they sent bailiffs to my house for document service and threatened my housemate that they thought was me, then I directed them not to do that ever again over the phone but the bloke I spoke to, Steven Moloney was…"
Apr 1
gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"None of the "Charters" or any other statutory rules apply (according to them). Even the words "rights at law" etc in the Taxpayer's Charter mean anything to the ATO, and they have told me as such. The ONLY right we have is…"
Apr 1
Tom White commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Thanks fellas, I give it my best shot, representing myself but I make the bastards know I exist, just hope I get judge Robin, he said this case has a future but other buffoon judge threw it out"
Apr 1
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Interestingly we also have this http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/national-priorities/charter-of-healthcare-rights/ I stress it's a charter. Spoken to them and they've asked me to email them. However, as we all know there are…"
Mar 31
gary kurzer commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Cool, thanks Tom. I think that there are quite a few court rulings on Duty of Care, including quite specific ones regarding the ATO (from my homework so far). The thing is to have some specific new cases tested, I can't see the "no duty of…"
Mar 31
Tom White commented on steve davies's blog post 'Public service creates adjustment disorders'
"Think I found a handy element of law to keep these bastards honest   In Australia Health consumers have rights that guarantee them: a satisfactory service, dignity and privacy, adequate information, due skill, treatment in a professional…"
Mar 31
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Demand decency in government - End the political duopoly

The Guardian's @vanbdham reports that Malcolm Fraser's Renew Australia party is a lament for the country we should have hadIt's an informative and positive piece. Except for the sentiment that,It’s not so much a vision for a new Australia, so much as a lament for the…See More
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Response from Prime Minister Tony Abbott

On 28 May 2015 I sent an email concerning my paper The Australian Government - Can we afford it to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Opposition leader Bill Shorten and a range of other politicians. The email Better Government - Renewing the social contract was positive and to the…

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Posted on June 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

APSDD?

The Australian Public Service's obsession with reputation and winning at all costs is well known. That obsession is also a source of abuses of administrative, legal and medico-legal power.

So it was with some interest I have been reading the Australian Public Service Commission's latest missive, Handling misconduct: a human…

Continue

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:00am

The journey begins. The Australian Government - Can we afford it?

This week I started distributing a paper I've been working for just over a month. I settled on the title The Australian Government - Can we afford it. In this post I outline why I decided to take this on, what I intend to do next and provide some additional information. I also debunk some of the possible and likely reactions from some politicians and senior officials.

At more than 20 pages my paper is a bit of a read. Given my intent to provide a cohesive narrative, that was…

Continue

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Spotlight on Reinventing the ATO

A disappointing headline on todays Canberra Times website.

Crackdown on rich baby boomers

ATO targets rich Australians who are using a trick involving children to get around paying tax

It is well known and documented that the baby boomers had it easier…

Continue

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Demand decency in government - End the political duopoly

The Guardian's @vanbdham reports that Malcolm Fraser's Renew Australia party is a lament for the country we should have had

It's an informative and positive piece. Except for the sentiment that,…

Continue

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:00am

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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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