I have several times suggested that we need pollies with …

Comment on War on booze abuse in jungle of jargon and acronyms by Surprised!.

I have several times suggested that we need pollies with guts. Stupidly, I neglected to add BRAINS!
Yet another moronic decision by the Government. What will it cost to transport these people to BRADAAG, let alone the impact on any family support for the clients and other logistical issues.
The Directors at CAAAPU let (forced?) a great CEO to go, instead of upholding their OBLIGATION to set the Strategic Direction for the organisation.
The question is why would anyone put so much passion into getting an organisation back on track out of special administration and build it up, only to leave about 12 months later. It doesn’t make sense!
If the directors, current and former, should be ashamed of themselves and if they have a conscience, they will sleep very poorly for a long time for allowing this to happen. 24 People out of a job due to Director mismanagement!
Why aren’t the directors and in particular the chair Michael Liddle, held accountable?
Furthermore, didn’t the Federal government use “jobs, jobs, jobs” in some campaign?
Oh yeah I forgot, the Territory government has a different agenda.

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War on booze abuse in jungle of jargon and acronyms
Graham, the Alice Springs News knows my identity. They have a stringent policy to protect their sources. This is probably in place because some may take offense, if they knew the identity of authors, but they do need to verify the people who contribute to the paper.
Anyway from your comment, I am assuming that you agree that pollies are not required to have BRAINS, as you didn’t comment on it!
Furthermore, I am not paid by the taxpayers as the pollies are. I am not is a position where I am directly or indirectly in control of millions of TAXPAYER dollars.
I am however, fully accountable to the people who pay me and also to those I represent, whether or not I receive remuneration.
Pollies should also be held accountable for past and present decisions and in this case, so should the directors and former directors of CAAAPU.
Let’s all stop being emotional and add some real content for discussion, albeit robust at times.
One liners are usually not particularly helpful or informative.


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