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I did a quick scan to find out which political parties care about the rule of law. How many are actually aligned with what they say they stand for?
Liberal Party of Australia https://www.liberal.org.au/
The Federal Constitution says:
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…Continue
Hello fellow crusaders,
Well, it seems that Comcare is indeed incapable of accepting the "umpire's" decision, filing an utterly frivolous interlocutory application to deny the successful APS employee her right to compensation.
The application was dismissed with costs, but any legal practitioner will tell you that such an application under the circumstances is outrageous, bordering on abuse of process (but not quite,…Continue
Summary and Opinion
Under the heading “Summary and opinion” hired gun psychiatrists feel free to express unsupported opinions in order to ingratiate themselves with their client who is paying them $3000.00, even if this means harming and disadvantaging an employee by removing them without adequate justification such as "medical certainty" from their employment so that the employee's…Continue
Recent Fair Work Commission case McAuliffe v Australian Taxation Office highlights problems caused by sick systems and culture within ATO's Health and People Management.
Note: In saying this I am not criticising any particular individual.
From my own experience, the Misuse of PS Act Reg 3.2 to coerce me to attend psychiatric assessments with "hired guns", has, in effect, disempowered me and sent me on a rollercoaster ride of hyper vigilance,…Continue
Earlier in the year (February, I believe), James Ashby won the right to have his case against Peter Slipper heard on its merits [after settling with the Commonwealth itself as a separate respondent in 2012]. Just to recap: the case was sensationally summarily dismissed by Rares J in December 2012 in a blaze of publicity. This judgment was overturned on appeal by Ashby in the Full Bench of the Federal Court.
So Mr Ashby continued his litigation against Slipper back in the…Continue
Jean-Marcel Eliezer Malliaté "Sticks and Stones will break my bones. NAMES will crush my heart" J-MM 2014
During my past employment and several meetings with key personnel of the many private and government organisations, I have been informed of the ongoing need for effective training for all staff about identifying and…Continue
Added by Jean-Marcel Malliaté MDR on June 2, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Further to my previous blog.
After six months of Investigation Forced Sectin 56 Psych Referral etc. and Reviews, matter finalised as No Further Action.
After I disproved a workplace bully and "management tool" alleging false allegations.
On receipt of the NFA outcome was basically assaulted (Minor) Matter reported and
Management informed. No Action taken apart from advice. No suspension no action
Management had a…Continue
Bill Heffernan - Senator
Senator Bill Heffernan's theatrical use of a 'fake pipe bomb' to highlight his concerns about changed security arrangements in Parliament House certainly caught the…Continue
Interesting post on the Guardian's Australia Culture Blog by Tim Wilson - popularly known as the Freedom Commissioner - Twitter trolls have a right to offend – but we don't have to listen.
Wilson concludes by saying,
. . . we regulate speech outside laws. We self-regulate. Social norms…
I was subjected to the usage of the disgraceful legislation and suspended from work.
There was no causal link or nexus to the suspension and it was not linked to any previous medical issue.
Can anyone advise whether this use in the PSA has been challenged in Court and if
so what was the outcome.. I am considering Legal action against my employers senior management.
I had a situation happen to me while working at ATO. An immature forty something male filmed me and another colleague on his newly acquired ipad without our knowledge or consent.
This employee was well known for his obnoxious and rude behaviour toward everyone from the Commissioners down.
He made a film clip in the style of Charlie Chaplin's 'The little tramp' and a title called 'Elderlies in the ATO'. It was quite a clever production, however it was also…Continue
The Canberra Times and PS News recently published articles concerning your views on the use of social media by public servants. There are important questions to be asked in relation to the views being communicated by yourself and the Commission to the public. Most notably:
Added by steve davies on May 8, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments
I have had difficulty understanding why the Government didn't want to increase taxes. After all the tax cuts made by the Howard Government, it's pretty obvious that funds are needed for our hospitals, schools, roads etc. I believe most people would accept modest higher taxes to ensure those things will be provided. And I would rather pay a higher rate of tax than have a zillion tolls, fees and charges being extracted from my pocket every time I cross a bridge or use a highway etc.
Added by Leroy on May 7, 2014 at 11:45am — No Comments
Dear Mr Jordan
I have been waiting for responses from you, or on your behalf, to two issues that are important to me as a practising lawyer.
As a solicitor, I would not normally voice my concerns in a public forum. However, as I am sure you would agree, a question of ethics is not always a straightforward choice between only two opposing principles. I have thought deeply about my choices in the situation in which I find myself, and I have…Continue
My involvement in technology goes back a long time. Throughout I have been guided by four principles. These are:
A while back I drew attention to an ethics…Continue
Added by steve davies on April 30, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Yet again, the misuse of psychiatry by Australian Public Service agencies rears its ugly head. Agencies, including Comcare, continue to engage in doctor shopping to obtain a diagnosis that suits them and the employee's agency.
All the while Comcare and agencies complain about the increasing number of claims related to bullying and psychological harm. Really, are they that blind?
I've been talking to a number of professionals who are deeply disturbed by what they…Continue
It was with some ceremony that the Department of Finance announced that Mitchell and Partners Australia is now the Australian Government's master media agency.
I am pleased to announce that Mitchell and Partners Australia Pty Ltd (Mitchells) has been appointed as the Australian Government’s master media agency for an initial period of four years. Mitchells was awarded the contract following a competitive open tender process undertaken by the…Continue
Last Wednesday 9 April 2014 I presented at the Australian Government Social Media Best Practice Toolkit 2014 forum organised by the ArkGroup.
My paper was titled The rise of citizen journalism - What it means for government and public service.
What I endeavoured to do in both my talk and the paper was pull together related observations and threads of argument. These included:
Added by steve davies on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments