Saturday, March 08, 2008

Confessions and Accusations Summation


School Masks, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

A student has died, and the supervisor of that student’s welfare retains their position.
A pedophile investigation was bungled to cover up mismanagement threatening the welfare of young girls, and the Principal involved was rewarded with a plumb post retirement teaching post at the school where the boy died.
A corrupt official was appointed to abuse a public servant who had appropriately reported the issues.
Two government Ministers have threatened Ben by referring him to an abuser, without the possibility of appeal.
A government adviser may be culpable in coordinating the harassment so as to finesse a political liability.
Three low level public servants may be guilty of harassment leading to the death of a schoolboy and corruption of due process.
But the media don’t see a need to report it.

Full articles available in writings of David Daniel Ball published on Amazon.com
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Some links;
An Open Letter to NSW Premier and DG Ed
A Final Plea
At Christmas
What the head said
A Song, an apology
At Icompositions
Why journalists won't report news.
News compromised by poor editorial leadership
Journalists muzzled on issues
A story about El Lute, music by DDBall. Posted here

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The mate-ocracy of NSW
Andrew Bolt
Michael Duffy on NSW:

Almost wherever you look here, in business or civic life or education or sport, you will find some Labor mate with his or her hand out for preferment.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/everywhere-you-look-in-tribal-nsw-a-labor-mate-with-his-hand-out/2008/03/07/1204780063502.html
Unfortunately, his spefific complaints about the NSW legal system can be matched - and trumped - by complaints about Victoria’s.
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/column_a_question_of_leniency/
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/column_attorney_general_makes_his_own_judgments

The Weasel said...

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/mates_state/
Bolt reference

Anonymous said...

Fairfiled advance weighs in with
http://www.fairfieldadvance.com.au/article/2008/03/04/3228_news.html
Cleared - again
FOR the third time in his political career Fairfield State Labor MP and NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi has been cleared of wrongdoing by the corruption watchdog.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has cleared Mr Tripodi of any interference involving the appointment of Joe Scimone to a $200,000-a-year position at NSW Maritime.

The ICAC is currently investigating Mr Scimone over alleged corruption while he was a Wollongong councillor.

Mr Tripodi has twice before come under the scrutiny of the ICAC but was exonerated both times.

State Premier Morris Iemma said on Monday the Department of Premier and Cabinet had received formal advice from the ICAC relating to the appointment of Mr Scimone to NSW Maritime.

He said the ICAC found there was nothing to substantiate an allegation that Mr Tripodi had interfered with merit selection procedures during the recruitment process.

On Friday Mr Tripodi said he'd take the prospect of a possible third appearance in front of the ICAC in his stride.

"When you're in public office you have to expect public scrutiny," Mr Tripodi said.

The ICAC obtained NSW Maritime's recruitment personnel files in relation to the position and interviewed a number of people, including Mr Tripodi.

In her formal response deputy ICAC Commissioner Theresa Hamilton said Mr Tripodi had been cleared. He said the ICAC found there was nothing to substantiate an allegation that Mr Tripodi had interfered with merit selection procedures during the recruitment process.

On Friday Mr Tripodi said he'd take the prospect of a possible third appearance in front of the ICAC in his stride.

"When you're in public office you have to expect public scrutiny," Mr Tripodi said.

The ICAC obtained NSW Maritime's recruitment personnel files in relation to the position and interviewed a number of people, including Mr Tripodi.

In her formal response deputy ICAC Commissioner Theresa Hamilton said Mr Tripodi had been cleared.

"The ICAC's assessment panel has decided that the ICAC will not be conducting a formal investigation ... "

The panel took into account that based on the information obtained during interviews and an assessment of the files mentioned above there was nothing to substantiate an allegation that minister Tripodi interfered with merit selection procedures," she said.

On Monday Mr Tripodi thanked the ICAC for its prompt work in clearing up the issue.

"As I have always said, the recruitment of Mr Scimone was conducted by NSW Martime and an independent recruitment agency at arm's length," he said.