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Govt. Rejects FamiliesSA Bullying Claims

Posted on: November 19, 2009

A parliamentary report on Families SA has highlighted a culture of power and bullying within the department.The report’s executive summary refers to a “rotten culture of power” in Families SA and claims caseworkers are bullied by supervisors. Well, that is not surprising given recent history and spin.

That the problem is due to job cuts however,is both fatuous and merely serves another unrelated interest. From an old man who wept unashamedly at the death of the 9 year old boy from neglect of drug addict parents while under the watch of FamiliesSA and their responses at the time to this sad event, let me suggest it is an overpaid stuffshirt organisation from the very top, seen surrounded by family and friends as taxpayer funded staff elevated into positions of power – but who appear to have neither the morality for the responsibility or life experience and talent to exercise it.

It is a universal observation that overbearing attitudes to exert authority are a manifestation of a guilt complex, a fear of inadequacy being exposed, indeed, a weak character glad of the money but afraid of responsibilities constantly exerting a self protective shield. Sadly, the perception is of staff in the field denied any chance of expressing a natural care to the problems delivered to them. Protocols, regulations, indecision,media advisers,….and fear.

Story of the Report to the SA Parliament


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