Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Media Release

I can't remember where I was going with this post but as nothing else is written for today, it will have to do.


What a great headline.

Public Service says the Australian Public Service is not corrupt. Can I assume the Australian  public service has investigated itself? The conclusion being that the public service found that the public service is not corrupt. Given our Public Servants are beyond corruption, I feel good about this and this story really needed to come out, that our public servants have concluded our public servants are not corrupt.

Truly, I am not making this up. Here is a link to a media report.

You may know that second and third world developing and undeveloped countries are very corrupt but for goodness sake, don't ever think that developed western countries aren't corrupt. The only difference is that in western countries, it is behind the scenes and does not directly affect us on a day to day basis like it affects people directly and daily in many countries.

20 comments:

  1. I suspect that hidden corruption affects many more of us than we realise...

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    1. EC, no doubt it does, but we don't have to pay cops to avoid a traffic fine.

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  2. About the corruption...that's for sure, Andrew. And half the time you don't know you've been taken advantage of till way after the fact.

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    1. Sandra, that's what makes all the more insidious.

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  3. Anonymous8:02 am

    That's all well and good, but how e-f-f-i-c-i-e-n-t are they? As efficient as politicians are at spending our money? As efficient as customer service people fobbing our queries to people in India or the Philippines to answer? As efficient as banks are in ripping off customers in ways too numerous to mention? - Ian.

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    1. Ian, a valid point. If there are problems in government departments, I put it at the feet of management and ultimately the minister.

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  4. The corruption does affect us on a day to day basis, privatisation of utilities etc, we just don't realise it until it's too late to do anything about it.

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    1. River, yes, in a way that is corruption too. Who makes a lot of money out of privatisation?

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  5. I was a public servant for a VERY long time and saw no sign of corruption at all. However I did see political bias (depending on the minister), lack of protection for vulnerable women and children, and under-funding of community services.

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    1. Hels, that is kind of my point. You needed to be up near the top of the ladder to see it. Both problems you mention need more attention, even now.

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  6. I always think it strange that police investigate police - or has that changed now?

    They need a look at local government as well. Scratch mine and I'll scratch yours - permits etc

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    1. It has now Cathy. The shooting dead of someone in a city club last week was handed straight over to the independent authority. Local government is the worst. Although clearly the privatised building inspectors have failed us, the former council employed inspectors were often enough known to overlook a building matter, for a small fee.

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  7. It recently came to my notice that EVERYONE in prison is innocent. Amazing!

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    1. Cro, it was a proper survey and every prisoner asked?

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  8. Of course not!!!!! Yeah! I believe in fairy stories, too! ;)

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    1. Lee, maybe you in your different occupations have had some experience.

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  9. Ever the cynic hey Andrew 😀😀

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    1. Grace, it saddens me but experience has taught me to be a cynic.

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  10. Just stopped by to say, hey, and have a pleasant and productive day, Andrew.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. The weather is miserable but you don't want to hear that.

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