I like Baron Von Knowitall’s comment. In bigger companies, high earners …

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I like Baron Von Knowitall’s comment.
In bigger companies, high earners have an “At Risk” component attached to their salary, so if they don’t perform, they lose this amount of money. It can be as high as 30%.
In just about all private business, employees are subjected to MEASUREABLE productivity goals.
If business doesn’t produce, they go bankrupt.
In Government, the Public (the people who actually pay their salaries) should have some input as to the performance rating). After all, self rating is fantastic and very productive.
The Government won’t go broke under any circumstances, because it’s our money they play with.
Pollies, well it should apply to them too, but by the time the elections roll around, a lot of people forget or are overwhelmed by all of the lovely promises of wonderful new things.

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@ Jones: I’m sure he would. He is a man of enormous integrity. It’s a pity there are not more like him.

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Very disgusting. If it was a polly’s daughter we may see some real action, but alas we we’ll see some asinine, politically correct political promises, like we’re “Gunner” do this.
When will we actually do something to prevent this?

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I’m unsure how and why we allow pollies to continually break election promises. There should be a law against it. Something like the trade practices “goods not as described” or “goods not fit for purpose”.
But someone continually votes for these people.
So, don’t vote and pay the fine like I do, with accompanying letter of course to the Electoral Commission, start an independent party or stop complaining.
Until these pollies are held accountable, we may as well be holding a gun to our own heads.

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Unfortunately professionalism is rare in the government and their agencies, particularly in Tennant Creek.
To me, professionalism starts with personal presentation.
You only need to have a look at the way a lot of the workers dress and present themselves.
You would not know if the are government employees or just passers by so it’s hard to take them seriously or professionally.
Once upon a time, government employees dressed in uniforms, not just wrinkled shirts with logos and joggers. Uniform, is more than dress, so a uniformed approach to issues will also demonstrate professionalism.
On a more important note, Ms Wakefield says some positive things, including the “hows”, but in true political style, she fails to commit to the “when”.
Perhaps the development of a 10 point plan (in consultation with the community) may be beneficial.
It would be good to know what happens if they fail to deliver, but hopefully that may be reflected in the next election outcome.

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I agree Evelyne, 100%.
To Local bloke, in reality a person should be able to purchase what ever is legal.
Grog shop accountability should cease at the responsible sale of alcohol, so no serving drunks.
Do you intend to make smoke shops accountable for smoking related diseases too?
This is a government policy issue, that has somehow been turned around into blaming the retailers and the innocents of the population.

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