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Fair Work Ombusdman Report - Australia: CoS in breach

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by bpsyd, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Petey C

    Petey C Silver Meritorious Patron

    Challenge! Are you joking??? I hope you can get it back from those %#[email protected]&*ers.
  2. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Yeah, I paid my Freeloader Bill too, that I got for being a 'volunteer'.
  3. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    I agree with your sentiments.
    Even if the FWO (or any other such agencies/authorties) are not required to be as transparent as court judges about their decisions, given the history of scientology subversion/corruption, they ought to be very concerned that they DO make themselves as transparent as possible, so as not to be open to suspicion of having being "stitched up" by the cult. Lets hope the FWO gets very close questioning by the politicians. It might even be something the FWO is hoping for too.
  4. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Yes, it could be an opportunity the FWO welcomes. When I went to Parliament House with the other exes to talk to the politicians I found them to be so concerned and interested. I think many of them will have some real concerns that an organisation can bill a 15 year old girl after 'volunteering' her work for thousands of hours. Of course, by their own policies, that organisation ONLY issues 'freeloader' bills to their STAFF. So it would be very interesting to hear the FWO explain how she was not staff, and also that this organisation has been found to be covered by the 'fair work' act, yet minors - who are not even allowed the vote - are allowed to be exploited in sweatshop conditions within this very country. It gives a whole new unAustralian definition to 'volunteering' that's for sure.
  5. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Also, did the organisation explain to her that her 'volunteer' role would include cleaning out a dumpster with a toothbrush at two in the morning? ... (an essential function in any organisation, particularly churches). Did she really 'volunteer' for that?
  6. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    And does signing an agreement to 'volunteer' for somebody act as a blanket agreement to sign away one's supposed legal protections and human rights?
  7. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    No matter how indoctrinated her parents were at the time, the law should have protected the rights of this minor. The law failed Jordan Anderson, and so has the FWO. He may get to go home at night and forget about his day at work. She lives with the ongoing post-traumatic stress and nightmares of inhumane treatment at the hands of an industrially exploitative organisation.
  8. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    And the answers to those questions might provide evidence for court case(s).
    Having the issues in general, and specific details of individual cases honed down like that in pariliament rather than the war zone of a courtroom court make for a much smoother ride in the courts.:)
  9. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Yes, indeed. And hopefully any legislative holes that may need patching can be considered also.
  10. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

    Further to our exchange, Kevin Mackey, one of the other witnesses to the FWO inquiry, has published his thoughts on why the final report was toned down in the comments section at the bottom of my article. It makes for interesting reading -- and it will be interesting to see if this issue is picked up by any of the senators who have shown an interest in this issue at the Senate estimates hearings later this month.

    Naturally, I would encourage other witnesses to the FWO report to give their views at Infinite Complacency.

    Jonny Jacobsen
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
  11. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Excellent article Jonny!
  12. behindmycamel

    behindmycamel Patron

    I suppose then, we'll be seeing Xenophon asking questions in the Senate broadcasts later this month?
  13. Miss Pert

    Miss Pert Silver Meritorious Patron

    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :shark:​
  14. Miss Pert

    Miss Pert Silver Meritorious Patron

  15. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    You go girl :thumbsup:

    More of this kind of attention for the CoS the better.... come ex staff members get ya glad rags on make an appointment.... all it will cost ya is your time ..... :biggrin:
  16. Miss Pert

    Miss Pert Silver Meritorious Patron

    Well I got to put in my 2 cents worth. I told em about offering to volunteer at Leichhardt Mission and being told I couldn't hold the post I wanted as a volunteer and that I had to join staff. I told them about how Caroline Collen (the then ED), when recruiting me for Syd Day, told me that when I returned from Flag we would have an "Ideal Org" and I could expect to be earning $600 per week. I showed em the docs from Flag stating that Co$ Syd was responsible to pay for all my needs whilst at Flag and told them that they didn't and I had to to do 30 hours manual labour a week to earn my keep at Flag. And I showed the stat dec where Virginia Stewart perjured herself, and that Michael Gordon notorised it, so as to get me a religious workers visa, even though legally I should have been on a student visa, so that I could go to Flag.

    I guess now it's back to waiting..... tick tock, tick tock..... one way or another it will happen. It may not happen over night, but it will happen. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

  17. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    Nice . . . hang 'em high with their own mania for "if it ain't written it ain't true!" :biggrin:

    Keep your docs folks, they are a valuable safeguard.

  18. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Good work Miss Pert. :thumbsup:

    Nice to read you had docs cause the CoS don't like that at all. :biggrin:

    Ensure you send a copy to Slater & Gordon too :yes:
  19. Miss Pert

    Miss Pert Silver Meritorious Patron

    Already have HD, already have. :yes:
  20. Petey C

    Petey C Silver Meritorious Patron

    Nice work, Miss Pert! :thumbsup: