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Frontier Psychiatrist commented on steve davies's blog post 'Australia's silent state - Government betrays democracy'
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Australia's silent state - Government betrays democracy

The silenceSuccessive Australian Governments and the Australian Public Service are used to dominating political decision making and discussion. Government speaks, mainstream media reports and from time to time there are rumblings from the community. In the main Australia has been a fairly silent state.The polical culture that has evolved is very much one of 'being in charge' and exercising power. That culture has not changed and what has grown up around it are practices that enable very serious…See More
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"Thank you Straz for your strong, supportive and kind words. Your comment/s below has certainly reassured my faith and given me strength to continue my silent fight seeking justice. While I agree with you there is light at the end of the tunnel, the…"
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Prof Freud commented on steve davies's blog post 'Rest, re-energise, renew'
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"An update for ozloopers - APSC Commissioner is now on twitter. Suggest you follow him. John's twitter handle is @JohnLloyd_APSC "
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Rest, re-energise, renew

Behind the scenes it's been a busy but professionally rewarding few months for me. Assisting some brave, clever and community minded people on issues concerning abuses of power by the Australian Public Service.Then there's the apparent selective blindness of politicians within both major political parties. An example of this…See More
Dec 24, 2015
Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion'
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Frontier Psychiatrist commented on steve davies's blog post 'Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion'
"Straz re "Comcare is very shy about publishing it's claims data," Comcare does provide a useful list that rates all the departments here in:  Comcare's toxicity ratings I have extracted a sample below as Comcare is not shy…"
Dec 11, 2015
Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion'
"If people understood how, incredibly, difficult, in fact, near impossible, it is to have a claim accepted by Comcare, they would not be so quick to blame successful claimants.  Rorting is nigh on impossible.  Worse, the toll taken to see a…"
Nov 15, 2015
steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion'
"Dear Cheryl I wonder how John Handley and Sparke Helmore would feel if their loved ones were subjected to what is little more than institutionalised mobbing. More than likely they would be screaming from the roof tops. I hear these accounts all…"
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Cheryl Peters commented on steve davies's blog post 'Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion'
"I have withdrawn my Comcare claim. Having attended a conciliation at the AAT between Comcare, Sparke Helmore and myself, it is my opinion nothing has changed since the last three day hearing I went through. It seems to me it’s still about…"
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Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion

Like some fallout from the Twighlight Zone Comcare keeps attracting the sort of headlines and stories they want us to believe. But don't worry - The truth is out there.Public servants stripped of compo rights in Comcare crackdownCanberra Times March 25, 2015APS bosses could dump Comcare for public service workers'…See More
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"Hi and Welcome Chris I absolutely agree with you statement that, The APS should lose the consistently dismissive unhelpful attitude displayed by all departments towards members of the Australian Public and start acting properly in its capacity as…"
Oct 30, 2015
steve davies commented on Frontier Psychiatrist's blog post 'Amy Shaw and the seven shrinks'
"This disgraceful and inhumane treatment is all too common. There is something seriously wrong with the culture of organisations in this country when the mechanisms and services that are supposed to help employees actually engage in practices that…"
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Australia's silent state - Government betrays democracy

The silence

Successive Australian Governments and the Australian Public Service are used to dominating political decision making and discussion. Government speaks, mainstream media reports and from time to time there are rumblings from the community. In the main Australia has been a fairly silent state.

The polical culture that has evolved is very much one of 'being in charge' and exercising power. That culture has not changed…

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Posted on February 5, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rest, re-energise, renew

Behind the scenes it's been a busy but professionally rewarding few months for me. Assisting some brave, clever and community minded people on issues concerning abuses of power by the Australian Public Service.

Then there's the apparent selective blindness of…

Continue

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Comcare's Zombie Apocalypse Part I - Illusion

Like some fallout from the Twighlight Zone Comcare keeps attracting the sort of headlines and stories they want us to believe. But don't worry - The truth is out there.…

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Posted on November 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Aged care - Are you next?

Yesterday I was contacted by Lynda Saltarelli founder of Aged Care Crisis.

Barely a day goes by that we don’t hear another shameful story of sub-standard care to our elderly citizens in hospital and nursing home care.

Whilst our politicians and bureaucrats argue, pass the buck, or indulge in…

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Posted on August 25, 2015 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

ATO gags truth telling

Since my post of 9 August 2015 Invitation - Dreyfus Award Presentation - Stephen Strelecky has received the Dreyfus Award and given his speech.

On 12 August 2015 Herald Sun published an informative piece by Rebekah Cavanagh under the headline…

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Posted on August 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — 26 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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