|Issue No 110||07 September 2001|
Letters to the Editor
Battling the Bullies
I've watched my adult child suffer the consequences of not only the horrendous bullying by a Queensland Health middle manager, but then made to suffer through the equally horrendous grievance processes set up by that Department. Oddly enough, those processes were controlled by the same middle manager who began the bullying! Consequently, justice and equity have been conspicuously absent. Makes me think that the bullies are blessed by those at the top!
I'm sure there any number of parents like me, who are watching in horror as members of their family are seriously mistreated in the workplace.
There are bullies-afoot in the Queensland Public Service, and it seems the victims have reached a point of enough's enough. A major strength for public service management bullies, is that the workers are isolated from each other. A point of contact has been arranged for any workers who wish to communicate with others regarding bullying in the workplace, including involuntary psychiatric referral ... PO Box 1367, Stafford City 4053.
V E Griffith
Interview: Cast Adrift
Ethnic Communities Council chair Salvatore Scevola gives his take on the Tampa saga and the underlying attitudes driving the debate.
Workplace: Coming to Australia
Jagath Banderra recounts his own experience as a new arrival in Australia entering the workforce.
Human Rights: Long Road to Nowhere
Iraqi refugees travel the same tortuous road as Afghans. The refugees on the Tampa have almost certainly endured a similar ordeal.
Immigration: Experience Required
Veronica Apap looks at the many difficulties migrants face in having their skills recognised in Australia.
International: Why Economic Rationalism Isn't
The CFMEUs Phil Davey surveys the wreckage after 10 years of Brazil's Government doing what the free marketeers want.
History: Johnny's Naruan Wet Dream
Rowan Cahill looks at how Australia's preferred refugee dumping ground's history is indelibly linked with our own.
Unions: Getting the Message Out
Caroline Alcorso argues the integration of immigrant workers into the trade union movement has been a central issue in Australia’s post-war labor history.
Work/Time/Life: Driven To The Edge
In the ACTU’S groundbreaking Fifty Families report there is one particularly sobering story. Frank tells how the modern workplace is driving some people to the fatal edge.
Review: Whose Party?
NSW Labor’s century of successes began in 1910, as did the “middle classing” of Labor policy.
Satire: Ethnic Wog Gangs Rape Everyone
People who are white in colour are being raped by people who are not white, an exclusive Chaser investigation found last week.
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