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The Free-market, Hyper-individualism… and a Culture of Cruelty?

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

A certain amount of callousness; disdain; and outright hatred must replace  compassion, egalitarianism, and a sense of community cohesion if the neo-liberal version of “society” is to operate successfully.

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (ono)

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The jaw-dropping, gob-smacking, forehead-slapping gall of Winston Peters! For him to demand clarity and full disclosure from others – when he himself has made a fetish of not disclosing to voters who he will coalesce with, post-election  – takes the Hypocrisy-of-the-Year Award from National and plants it firmly on his own Italian suited jacket-lapel.

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MUST READ: A culture of denial at WINZ is what has put staff at risk

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

A culture of denying people their rights has infected management layers at WINZ. Targets have been imposed on management for benefit denial and prosecuting those who have allegedly been overpaid for some reason.

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Whistleblower guard stood down by Armourguard Security

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  8 Comments

Armourguard Security have stood down a security guard from a WINZ site because he complained to his union that the company was not taking the guards health and safety seriously.

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Anne Tolley’s psycopathy – public for all to see

By   /  October 21, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  60 Comments

Tolley has exhibited questionable behaviour in the past. As previous Minister for Police, she made a spectacle of herself standing atop a crushed car that had been seized from some teenage boy-racer. She positively gloated at it’s destruction;

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WINZ, waste, and wonky numbers – *up-date*

By   /  July 12, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

“Thousands of people are having their benefits cut off because they are not filling in the complicated paperwork required…4916 just dropped out of the system because they did not do the paperwork.”

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EXCLUSIVE: OIA reveals WINZ trespassing 400 people a year

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Under the current procedure once someone has been trespassed they aren’t just trespassed from the local office but they are trespassed from every office in the region. If you wish to challenge the trespass notice you have to go to court. The result is that a person trespassed then has to find someone who is willing to act as their agent or they use the remote service which is all done with no face to face contact, just through phone calls and emails.

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