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CIT bullying under investigation

By johnboy - 28 May 2012 35

The Chief Minister’s Directorate has pushed out a media release confirming the ACT Commissioner for Public Administration, Andrew Kefford is investigating 39 cases of misconduct at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

In total, concerns have been expressed about the workplace experiences of 39 individuals:

— the circumstances of 34 individuals are being examined by my Office; and
— five entirely new matters are being pursued by CIT under the supervision of my office.

Not a good look,

What’s Your opinion?


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CIT bullying under investigation
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loresev 8:06 pm
28 May 12
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“Not a good look” (JohnBoy) You can say that again! It’s a ‘stinkin rotten’ look as we used to say. Current and past staff such as myself are not convinced the bullies will ever be brought to justice. They are still there after all … of course CIT would say ‘due process’ must be followed … except it wasn’t with any of us and we are still out in the cold. ‘Due process’ is only available to fulltime permanent workers at CIT. We casuals are still hung out here blowin in the wind to dry …My blog and personal email attached to it now has over 850 hits and grows each day. I am speaking to victims daily. I’ll believe that things have changed at CIT when the victims are approached in some way and apologised to by CIT .. or are given their jobs back. More on my blog at http://www.loreseverasblog.blogspot.com.au/

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HenryBG 9:28 pm
29 May 12
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Clearly there are perpetrators. And as usual, no personal responsibility will be sheeted home.
Happened with Canberra Hospital, where the perpetrators went so far as to kill a girl. But none of them did gaol time over it. And Rhodium, run by thieves, none of whom were put in gaol.

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loresev 11:44 pm
29 May 12
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HenryBG said :

Clearly there are perpetrators. And as usual, no personal responsibility will be sheeted home.
Happened with Canberra Hospital, where the perpetrators went so far as to kill a girl. But none of them did gaol time over it. And Rhodium, run by thieves, none of whom were put in gaol.

That’s usually the case HenryBG so why do I hope that this time it’ll be different? Damn politics and workplace politics, makes me want to go live in a cave and write poems for the rest of my life.

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HenryBG 9:03 am
30 May 12
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loresev said :

HenryBG said :

Clearly there are perpetrators. And as usual, no personal responsibility will be sheeted home.
Happened with Canberra Hospital, where the perpetrators went so far as to kill a girl. But none of them did gaol time over it. And Rhodium, run by thieves, none of whom were put in gaol.

That’s usually the case HenryBG so why do I hope that this time it’ll be different? Damn politics and workplace politics, makes me want to go live in a cave and write poems for the rest of my life.

I’m completely with you on the cave thing, but I’ll pass on the poetry in favour of some fishing and a bit of carpentry.

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loresev 11:11 am
30 May 12
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HenryBG said :

loresev said :

HenryBG said :

Clearly there are perpetrators. And as usual, no personal responsibility will be sheeted home.
Happened with Canberra Hospital, where the perpetrators went so far as to kill a girl. But none of them did gaol time over it. And Rhodium, run by thieves, none of whom were put in gaol.

That’s usually the case HenryBG so why do I hope that this time it’ll be different? Damn politics and workplace politics, makes me want to go live in a cave and write poems for the rest of my life.

I’m completely with you on the cave thing, but I’ll pass on the poetry in favour of some fishing and a bit of carpentry.

Ha ha! Well HenryBG … I’d need someone to keep me in food (fish would be fine) and build some rough furniture in my cave … so if you’d like to join me …

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harolumbus 10:11 am
31 May 12
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I thought this was going to be some reasonable discussion, not a back-slapping waste of space.

Loresev, you come across like a paranoid android on your Blog. I followed the link but when you said the amount of hits on your blog “could mean that CIT are after you” I laughed, and clicked close. There’s plenty of conspiracy theory websites that I’m sure both of you here would enjoy, maybe you should stick to those.

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welkin31 6:55 pm
04 Jun 12
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There has been publicity that bullying is “not on” for years.
If bullying is proven at some official hearing, tribunal or whatever legal process – in that case the CIT should be able to sue the “bullyers” to compensate the bullied and pay costs – and it should be possible to tap their accumulated super fund or garnishee salaries – if they prove impossible to sue normally.

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loresev 10:08 pm
06 Jun 12
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welkin31 said :

There has been publicity that bullying is “not on” for years.
If bullying is proven at some official hearing, tribunal or whatever legal process – in that case the CIT should be able to sue the “bullyers” to compensate the bullied and pay costs – and it should be possible to tap their accumulated super fund or garnishee salaries – if they prove impossible to sue normally.

Hi Welkin

Dealing with the problem of bullying has been taken out of CIT hands and is currently being investigated by two arms of government. I believe the ACT Government are serious about getting it fixed as the trickle has become a flood and its just too messy to ignore. You are right too, we all know bullying has been outlawed for years and it is stunning that an educational institution like CIT that should be setting a good example if anything, is so deeply implicated. I don’t know about CIT suing its own bullies … they have so far protected them and I can’t decide how serious they are about actually getting rid of them or if they are just in damage control mode … ie seen to do a few things, business as usual when it dies down.

L

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BlueCollarGal 12:47 pm
17 Jun 12
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Change is happening. Just because there’s not trumpets blaring it out everyday doesn’t mean it isn’t.

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scorpio63 3:44 pm
17 Jun 12
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Congratulations L for supporting other victims of bullying in the workplace – your selflessness, kindness, time and energy addressing bullying has been years overdue. I hope someone nominates you for a Community award assisting others in the past. Any person who utters a negative comment to you is demonstrating their own bullying dispositional traits and I see you are well versed and wise by ignoring those comments; I look forward to contributing my own story one day on your site.

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loresev 6:48 pm
18 Jun 12
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scorpio63 said :

Congratulations L for supporting other victims of bullying in the workplace – your selflessness, kindness, time and energy addressing bullying has been years overdue. I hope someone nominates you for a Community award assisting others in the past. Any person who utters a negative comment to you is demonstrating their own bullying dispositional traits and I see you are well versed and wise by ignoring those comments; I look forward to contributing my own story one day on your site.

Thanks so much Scorpio63. I very much appreciate your comments. Lorese

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loresev 4:23 pm
19 Aug 12
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loresev said :

scorpio63 said :

scorpio63 said :

Congratulations L for supporting other victims of bullying in the workplace – your selflessness, kindness, time and energy addressing bullying has been years overdue. I hope someone nominates you for a Community award assisting others in the past. Any person who utters a negative comment to you is demonstrating their own bullying dispositional traits and I see you are well versed and wise by ignoring those comments; I look forward to contributing my own story one day on your site.

Thanks so much Scorpio63. I very much appreciate your comments. Lorese

loresev said :

scorpio63 said :

scorpio63 said :

Congratulations L for supporting other victims of bullying in the workplace – your selflessness, kindness, time and energy addressing bullying has been years overdue. I hope someone nominates you for a Community award assisting others in the past. Any person who utters a negative comment to you is demonstrating their own bullying dispositional traits and I see you are well versed and wise by ignoring those comments; I look forward to contributing my own story one day on your site.

Thanks so much Scorpio63. I very much appreciate your comments. Lorese

There are now over 3000 hits on my blog so obviously there are people who are still very interested in what is going on. The investigators are currently wading through the 50+ complaints. There is one nasty little fellow with 11 against him alone so I hope he is pulling his horns in as we speak … he has felt quite invulnerable after getting away with it for 20 years. Amazing isn’t it what CIT have allowed?

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loresev 4:24 pm
19 Aug 12
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There are now over 3000 hits on my blog http://www.loreseverasblog.blogspot.com.au/ so obviously there are people who are still very interested in what is going on at CIT. The investigators are currently wading through the 50+ complaints. There is one nasty little fellow with 11 against him alone so I hope he is pulling his horns in as we speak … he has felt quite invulnerable after getting away with it for 20 years. Amazing isn’t it what CIT have allowed?

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loresev 5:26 pm
24 May 13
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Well, we bullied are still waiting at CIT for some news on an outcome. Things are still in the process of being investigated and despite the media’s almost silence for a little while, progress apparently ferments in the wings – I just hope it does not go off and stink! It occurred to me that there should be a system for staff to offer officially sanctioned and organised feedback on their immediate manager on a yearly/semester basis just as the manager runs the worker through the hoops. In this way, managers would not be a ‘law unto themselves’ – as too many are, and would be accountable for their management behavior. More details on my blog at: http://loreseverasblog.blogspot.com.au/

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bundah 6:28 pm
24 May 13
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There are no shortage of vile,nasty so called humans who have no issue in resorting to bullying what ever their motivation and I believe that this is mainly because they believe they can get away with it. The really frustrating thing is that they’re absolutely right as has been proven time and time again.

Seriously it’s glaringly obvious that the gummint has a limp wristed, blasé approach to reigning in this type of vile behaviour. The buck stops with the Chief Minister and she’s been MIA as far as this ugly behaviour is concerned.

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