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November 19th, 2009
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Electrocution victim’s mum backs Garrett removal

Posted Mon Mar 1, 2010 12:05pm AEDT

Map: Griffith 2680

A Griffith woman whose son died while installing roof insulation says the removal of the Environment Minister from overseeing the scheme is a small step in the right direction.

Wendy Sweeney called for Peter Garrett’s resignation last month after the electrocution of her 22-year-old son Mitchell.

Ms Sweeney says the Minister’s demotion is a hollow victory for her family.

She says she is still to hear of any developments in WorkCover’s investigation into her son’s death but she understands police have completed their inquiries.

She welcomes the scrapping of the scheme as it existed when Mitchell died.

“I think it gives you a little bit of satisfaction now knowing that hopefully when it’s reinstated there will be no more accidents,” Ms Sweeney said.

“You know it will be far better regulated, it’ll be much safer.

“All the shonky businesses out there won’t be able to get a leg in the door and it’ll be just a lot safer for everyone who wants to continue.”

Federal Minister Greg Combet has been given the extra task of running the energy efficiency programs including the insulation scheme.

Corruption, cronyisum, criminals in Queensland public services

October 24th, 2009 by admin

HALL Department Industrial Relations Queensland “One may also take judicial notice that during the recent and earlier building booms, many dwellings have been constructed using the systems for which the Electrical Safety Office contends, without any apparent mishap. Point of construction (that if current moved through the tag into the pole, there will be current in parallel conductors contrary to the Standard), is met by the simple proposition that howsoever laymen might use the expression “conductor”, the metal pole is not a conductor for the purposes of the Standard, see clause 1.4.28.” 

[Sic] This is another obvious  lie by  Hall. Steel, in whatever form is always a ‘conductor’, in this instance ithe ploe is beingused as the main earth electrode and the main earth conductor, Australian Standards, clause 1.4.28.  Certainly does not say steel is not a conductor,as in this case the steel pole is the best conductor in the installation.

CRONY, LIER. Hall is lieing, to protect his department members from charges of purgery and providing false evidence, perverting the course of justice, acting against the public interest. Australian Kids are dead because steel poles are extremely good conductors, showing how dispicable lier, corrupt, low character Hall really is.

The Workplace Electrocution Project

A report on: • investigations into the adequacy of the responses of government agencies to nine fatal electrical incidents; and • an analysis of the effectiveness of changes made to Queensland’s electrical safety framework since those incidents occurred. June 2005

Chapter 1: Background 3

• DD was 16 years old. He was fatally electrocuted when he touched a metal pole that was supporting a security light in a caravan park where he lived. He was coming to the aid of another park resident who had only seconds earlier received a shock from the same pole. The metal pole was a galvanised pipe set in a cement block in the ground. A double insulated light fitting on top of the pole was connected to a wire inside the pole. The active wire had been caught between the edge of the light fitting and the metal pole and the neutral wire was corroded and broken. This resulted in the metal pole becoming energised with low voltage electrical current. When DD touched the live metal pole his feet created an earth and he received a fatal electrical shock.

The Office commenced investigating the first incident in May 1999. Over the following months, the former Ombudsman was contacted by the relatives of some of the other persons who had died in the electrical incidents described above. The allegations made suggested that there were systemic problems with the way electrical incidents in Queensland were investigated. A number of these complaints were selected for investigation and assembled to form the Workplace Electrocution Project (WEP). All nine incidents have now been investigated. The last one was finalised in April 2004.

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 Cameron Dick MP, Minister for Industrial Relations and the Queensland attorny general is ingnoring these and other serous issues of corruption and cronyisum, causeing deaths in Queensland, under Queensland public service act is ilegal, Cameron Dick the criminal. 

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They are serial killers Dick … baby killers Dick … who’s next Dick … its your job Dick … when are you going to start



 Maladministration – systemic issuesRegrettably, the evidence presents an overall picture of a lack of investigative and regulatory endeavour. Where investigations were undertaken, they were generally neither thorough nor competent. This situation appears to have resulted largely from inadequacies in training, poor recruiting practices, ineffective investigative procedures, poor and sometimes non-existent record keeping practices and lack of effective supervision by managers. In addition, I found that a significant number of other systemic issues also inhibited performance. In Chapter 6 I provide details of this systemic maladministration as it existed at the time and highlight the significant improvements that have been made by DIR in relation to these issues. It is reasonable for the community to expect that Queensland government agencies with regulatory functions will perform their core work to a very high standard, especially where they are investigating potential statutory breaches that may have had fatal consequences. It is not enough that agency officers are committed and well intentioned. 




The Workplace Electrocution Project


It was clearly in the interests of the general public, as well as electrical and other workers (especially those with limited work experience, skills and competencies), that we vigorously scrutinised these tragic incidents to determine how workplaces and other places where electricity might be encountered could be made safer.



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“Psychopath” redirects here. For other uses, see Psychopath (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Psychosis.

Psychopathy (pronounced /saɪˈkɒpəθi/[1][2]) is a personality disorder whose hallmark is a lack of empathy. Robert Hare, renowned researcher in the field describes psychopaths as “intraspecies predators[3][4] who use charm, manipulation, intimidation, sex and violence[5][6][7] to control others and to satisfy their own selfish needs. Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse”.[8] “What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony.”[9]

Psychopaths are glib and superficially charming, and many psychopaths are excellent mimics of normal human emotion;[10] some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of surroundings, including corporate environments.[11] There is neither a cure nor any effective treatment for psychopathy; there are no medications or other techniques which can instill empathy, and psychopaths who undergo traditional talk therapy only become more adept at manipulating others.[12] The consensus among researchers is that psychopathy stems from a specific neurological disorder which is biological in origin and present from birth.[10] It is estimated that one percent of the general population are psychopaths.[13][14] 

Political corruption

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Political corruption is the use of legislated powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties.

All forms of government are susceptible to political corruption. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and trafficking, it is not restricted to these activities.

The activities that constitute illegal corruption differ depending on the country or jurisdiction. For instance, certain political funding practices that are legal in one place may be illegal in another. In some cases, government officials have broad or poorly defined powers, which make it difficult to distinguish between legal and illegal actions.

Corruption of all forms is rampant around the world. Worldwide, bribery alone is estimated to involve over 1 trillion US dollars annually.[1] A state of unrestrained political corruption is known as a kleptocracy, literally meaning “rule by thieves”.


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Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Hence, cronyism is contrary in practice and principle to meritocracy. Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary are in social contact; often, the appointer is inadequate to hold his or her own job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken him or her, or express views contrary to those of the appointer. Politically, “cronyism” is derogatorily used. The word “crony” first appeared in 18th century London, according to the OED to be derived from the Greek word χρόνιος (chronios), meaning “long-term”,[1] however, crony appears in the 1811 edition of Grose’s Vulgar Tongue with a decidedly non-collegiate definition, placing it firmly in the cant of the underworld.[2] A less likely source is the Irish Language term Comh-Roghna (pron. ko-ronə), which translates to “close pals”, or mutual friends.

Governments are particularly susceptible to accusations of cronyism, as they spend public money. Many democratic governments are encouraged to practice administrative transparency in accounting and contracting, however, there often is no clear delineation of when an appointment to government office is “cronyism”. It is not unusual for a politician to surround him- or herself with highly-qualified subordinates, and to develop social, business, or political friendships leading to the appointment to office of friends, likewise in granting government contracts. In fact, the counsel of such friends is why the officeholder successfully obtained his or her powerful position — therefore, cronyism usually is easier to perceive than to demonstrate and prove.

In the private sector, cronyism exists in organizations, often termed ‘the old boys club’ or ‘the golden circle’, again the boundary between cronyism and ‘networking’ is difficult to delineate.

Moreover, cronyism describes relationships existing among mutual acquaintances in private organizations where business, business information, and social interaction are exchanged among influential personnel. This is termed crony capitalism, and is an ethical breach of the principles of the market economy; in advanced societies, crony capitalism is a breach of market regulations, e.g. the Enron fraud is an extreme example of crony capitalism.

Given crony capitalism’s nature, these dishonest business practices are frequently (yet not exclusively) found in societies with ineffective legal systems. Resultantly, there is an impetus upon the legislative branch of a government to ensure enforcement of the legal code capable of addressing and redressing private party manipulation of the economy by the involved businessmen and their government cronies.

The economic and social costs of cronyism are paid by society. Those costs are in the form of reduced business opportunity for the majority of the population, reduced competition in the market place, inflated consumer goods prices, decreased economic performance, inefficient business investment cycles, reduced motivation in affected organizations, and the diminution of economically productive activity. A practical cost of cronyism manifests in the poor workmanship of public and private community projects. Cronyism is self-perpetuating; cronyism then begets a culture of cronyism. This can only be apprehended by a comprehensive, effective, and enforced legal code, with empowered government agencies which can effect prosecutions in the courts.

All appointments that are suspected of being cronyism are controversial. The appointed party may choose to either suppress disquiet or ignore it, depending upon the society’s level of freedom of expression and individual personal liberty.

Some instances of cronyism are readily transparent. As to others, it is only in hindsight that the qualifications of the alleged “crony” must be evaluated.


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Evil, in many cultures, is a broad term used to describe what are seen as subjectively harmful deeds that are labeled as such to steer moral support. Evil is usually contrasted with good, which describes acts that are subjectively beneficial to the observer. In some religions, evil is an active force, often personified as an entity such as Satan or Ahriman.

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November 19th, 2009
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Robert Owen (14 May 1771 – 17 November
1858) was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement.

Owen’s son Robert Dale stayed at New Harmony after its collapse. He had a different assessment of his father’s experiment. “All cooperative schemes which provide equal remuneration to the skilled and industrious and the ignorant and idle must work their own downfall, for by this unjust plan … they must of necessity eliminate the valuable members … and retain only the improvident, unskilled, and vicious.”

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801–77, American social reformer, b. Scotland; son of Robert Owen/

History shows bureaucracies are socialist in structure and psychopathic by nature, always denigrate to the lowest possible standards, inevitably corrupt and dysfunctional, simply because their positions are fixed with no accountability or open to competition, as is the real world. There are two opposing forces at work the idle and destructive and the productive and creative, the idle and destructiven pool in bureaucracies.

This is why governments throughout history perpetrate atrocities on the innocent like what is happening in the Australian Family courts and throughout Australian government departments.

Bureaucracies are little more than life time jobs for psychopath’s with little or no accountability.

It is vital to remove corrupt and incompetent individuals at the earliest opportunity, it simply isn’t happening.

It is essential to move to open competition, for government positions and take every advantage of free market’s tender enterprise for all public services.

Any governance that realises this will excel. Australia needs and deserves the best of the best. Administration needs to be a true free market, open to competition for jobs and services, based on short term contract.

All Australians are entitled to freedom of speech, association, assembly, religion, movement, honesty and truth.

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

Don’t be evil.

Raubwirtschaft (German for “plunder economy,” “robber economy,” or “rapine”)

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, is a term applied to a government subject to control fraud that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats),

Walking on The Sun. by Smashmouth

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