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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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Straz commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
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NALCE commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
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steve davies commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
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Andrew Hooley commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"Its no wonder that the politicians are fighting hard to set up their own workplace insurance scheme.  Imagine the hell to pay if an injured politician was subjected to the same horrific experiences of Comcare that most commonwealth employees…"
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NALCE commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"Prof Freud, I'm unsure if the problem will ever be fixed. If it does it's a long way off. Look how long the "abuse in Catholic Church" took to surface hence public awareness. Regardless of the size of the APS as an organisation,…"
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Prof Freud commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"Steve many of us who have been worked over suffer chest pains. Nalce, it's a crying shame that the real problem is not being fixed. Any normal; person would see the problem as workplace mobbing and failure to prevent it or resolve it…"
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NALCE commented on steve davies's blog post 'The Australian Public Service - Destroying hearts and minds'
"I've been subjected to many psychiatric assessments because of my claim the last few years. Of the 13 I've attended, 12 were 'hired guns'. The one that wasn't gave an honest opinion which my comcare delegate told me openly,…"
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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 perceived as not fitting in. In an environment of cut backs and uncertainty employees can and are targeted…See More
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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

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

The Australian Government’s illegal and immoral abuse of power

Everything you are about to read in this story is solidly based on fact. Sitting behind this are thousands of pages of documentary evidence. This story is initially being told in this way as events are continuing to unfold.

The actions and events described have taken place for over 10 years. The serial deceit and brazen gaming of the government agency involved did not take place at a whim. It is systemic, normalised and a refection of the state of government and the Australian…

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Posted on February 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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…

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