Director of Legal Services DECS Lee Rayner, her barrister and the NT Gov/Educ Dept lost in the Supreme Court. Another monumental waste of Government funds ESPECIALLY NOW THAT TEACHERS ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS DUE TO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS. More soon……
Ed – Supreme court judge will give written ruling on May 2 (and we’ll publish it here) but suffice to say that one side did far worse than the other (well done boys), the only surprise being that Lee Rayner was allowed to turn up today fully funded by the NT Gov. Maybe Gary Barnes has arranged a blank cheque for her from the Chief Minister’s Office? Horse Dead A Flogging? Watch this space….
The NT Gov & Education Dept continue to throw more and more money at Court proceedings against their employees: Check the Court Listing here: Supreme Court 22.4.13
People are losing their jobs due to financial cut backs, Territory Education is vastly under-resourced due to supposedly ‘lack of funds’ and its outcomes are a national embarrassment, Aboriginal Health, Welfare and Education are (still) in the toilet yet the Education Dept and its legal team (see below) are happy to spend thousands and thousands of your tax dollars fighting their hard working remote school teachers in court. So far to date this one case, having gone on for more than 3 years now, has cost one side at least more than $50,000…..and there’ll be more to come. You can probably guess that it’s cost the other side even more.
Money well spent? Ask our politicians. Tell our newspapers. Demand answers from the new CE of NT DECS and Mr Gary Barnes, the previous CE since he was the person in charge (we use the term loosely) of this mess at the time – throwing valuable Education dollars away while telling you he had no money for extra support teachers or new school books.
We, the Cardfightback Team, urge you to take a trip down to the Supreme Court this Monday morning and see how the NT Gov and their expensive barrister from down south behave. You might just learn something for when they do it to you next. Good luck.