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ATO Corruption - Another Whistleblower put through the mill

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/public-service/tax-offices-covert-operations-against-taxpayers-exposed-20160623-gpq3c9.html

Here we go again, the Court overturned the original decision of the Tribunal...they are untouchable....

Added by Andrew Gillies on June 28, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by steve davies 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…

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Added by steve davies on June 6, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

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…

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Added by steve davies 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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Added by steve davies on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

ATO goes to Senate Estimates to ask for ... what exactly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOjr_sqspbY&feature=youtu.be

ATO has a little sulk.

Mummy Bronwyn gives them some tough love.

Added by Prof Freud on March 31, 2016 at 8:00pm — 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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Added by steve davies on March 14, 2016 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

The medico-legal industry - Questions

Note: I am expressing my opinions only and my opinions are not necessarily those of Ozloop or contributors.  This applies in respect to comments I make also :-)

Preamble

I was recalling the other day how I had been blocked by an independent assessor psychiatrist from being able to have 10-15 minutes of the one hour assessment to explain the nature of the workplace mobbing I was experiencing.

In previous…

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Added by Prof Freud on February 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — 26 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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Added by steve davies 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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Added by steve davies on February 5, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Bad Behaviour in the Public Service

Back in 2011, when I was still in my naïve 20s, I took up a fight that turned out – most would say inevitably so – to be a losing battle. That battle was essentially to save “normal” and hold “bad” accountable.

 

That battle started with me uncovering, during research for my Master of Public Policy at the Australian National University, a pernicious practice in the Australian Public Service (APS) of forcing internal whistleblowers to undergo psychiatric assessments in…

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Added by Jaq James on January 31, 2016 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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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Added by steve davies on December 24, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Military Malaria Vaccinations

It would seem that the Military Rehab and Compensation Commission on delegation from Comcare have made moves to block payment on all vaccination related issues via a High Court Appeal.

Make your own mind up, the key links to consider follow:

The Canberra Times describes the vaccination issues that have been covered up here:…

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Added by Frontier Psychiatrist on December 23, 2015 at 8:03am — No 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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Added by steve davies on November 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Former police officer Lucie Litchfield speaks out about alleged workplace bullying after blowing the whistle over 'dinosaur incident'

It would seem every officer at the Queanbeyan High Command preferred to support distinguished officers  Patrick Hicks and Todd Finnegan rather than Lucie.

Gives you a fair idea of the over riding culture, and where you stand if you don't happen to have a witness like…

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Added by Frontier Psychiatrist on November 3, 2015 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Spare a thought for these victims.

SMH article on USA police abuse of power

Oral sex, rape, pornography: 1000 US police lose their badges

Added by Frontier Psychiatrist on November 3, 2015 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Amy Shaw and the seven shrinks

Another familiar story.

lifted from:   Illawarra Mercury



Former police officer issues public plea for help

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Added by Frontier Psychiatrist on October 28, 2015 at 4:20pm — 2 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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Added by steve davies 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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Added by steve davies on August 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — 26 Comments

Petition: Membership of MP entitlement review panel

As we all know community outrage over the use of entitlements by members of parliament has reached boiling point and is continuing. Rightly so.

Craig Thomler has examined the issue and expresses interesting views in his post …

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Added by steve davies on August 10, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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