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Known problems

May 29, 2020 - 09:48 -- Admin

Spokesmodel Christian Porter has been all over the airwaves announcing the government’s latest…ummm….announcement, which is that they want everyone else to sort out the “known problems” in industrial relations and to do so, they will form not one, not two, but five new “working groups” to come up with recommendations to add to the kazillion…

Lies, lies and more lies

May 28, 2020 - 16:13 -- Admin

On May 25 2020, the Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, (PM&C) Phil Gaetjens, the most senior public servant in government administration, made a written submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into Lessons to be learned in relation to the preparation and planning for, response to and recovery efforts following…

Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus and the Open Plan Office

May 28, 2020 - 13:41 -- Admin

For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern workplace, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief. The prospects for infection in such spaces is simply too great. You are at risk from droplet-filled babblers, dribblers and gibbering colleagues. Good ventilation and a hyper-vigorous sanitation regime…

Snippets !

May 28, 2020 - 09:21 -- Admin

  A couple of items in the news that caught my attention in an ever changing and sometimes confusing world : Coalition to stop using Orwellian Doublespeak [for the time being] In his novel, 1984 George Orwell introduced political doublespeak – using language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words to…

The Circle of Life …

May 27, 2020 - 13:30 -- Admin

By Christian Marx   “Let me tell you about my youth,” the farrowed brow of the old man beamed with sweat and the rugged complexion of a life well lived. His eyes were tired, yet there lingered a sparkling intelligence within. The boy who was no more than 15 sat transfixed. The old man was a regular fixture…

One Rule for Me and Another for Everyone Else: The Cummings Coronavirus Factor

May 26, 2020 - 14:40 -- Admin

Leaving crises to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s management skills will never disappoint those who favour chaos and the attractions of vague direction. The double standard is to be preferred to the equal one. With the United Kingdom sundered by death and the effects of COVID-19 (the PM himself having had his battle with the virus),…

Give us a break

May 26, 2020 - 09:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM   A week or so ago, we discussed the union bashing disguised as concern for ‘essential workers’ from LNP MPs Andrew Laming and Peter Dutton. Unfortunately, the pitiful behaviours exhibited by these two LNP politicians is not reserved to the outer suburbs of Brisbane. It is on the record that the Premiers of Queensland, New…

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