Happy New Year to our Northern Territory readers & many thousands readers all over Australia too!
Today we talk about whistle-blowers again.
First thanx for all the visits!
You can see how important this web site is for heaps of people all over Australia.
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Vital to NT GOV & its assorted supporters in the NT & around the country is to depict whistle-blowers as destined to live miserable lives. Thats the key to their attempt to deter unwanted disclosure: the message that doing so will result in the full-scale destruction of your life.
Cardfightback says BULLSHIT to that!
Reality is only some of this has ever applied to people who speak up. Many famous whistle-blowers around the world speak at conferences & write articles for the media, & others are interviewed with their message of doing the right thing spreading online to millions. They have become an important voice in the global debate over right & wrong.
Think about Edward Snowden: he not only changed how the world thinks about a number of profoundly important political issues by defying its most powerful government, but then was able to build a happy, healthy & fulfilling life for himself. & if he can do that, so can other whistle-blowers, which is precisely why so much effort has been devoted to depicting him in all sorts of false lights & fake news about him.
For 2019 Cardfightback wants to support & promote whistle-blowers & their important social function of whistle-blowing.
We already showed you recent disclosure about NT GOV/DoE stacking of jobs over Christmas – to get their mates in when no one is looking > https://cardfightback.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/teaching-in-the-territory-boundless-corruption-report-nt-gov-employees-management-to-icac/ – & now a fantastic Guardian article about recent whistle-blowers around the world
– PLEASE READ IT.
Here are their quotes:
‘I had a moral duty’: whistleblowers on why they spoke up
‘I considered it my duty as a public servant to report it’
‘Democracy demands information’
‘We don’t live in a transparent society’
‘It’s about following your conscience’
‘The peace of mind is priceless’
‘If judges can’t speak out, who can?’
‘I knew I was sacrificing my career’
‘I had a moral duty to bring light on every individual’
‘Companies offer people incentives to keep their mouths shut’
‘The law needs to be more user-friendly’
‘Politicians want healthcare staff to keep quiet’
‘If I looked away I would become part of it’
‘I have no regrets about the action I took’
READ whole article here > https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/09/i-had-a-moral-duty-whistleblowers-on-why-they-spoke-up
CFB’s favorite quote from Guardian Whistle-blower article below:
“I considered it my duty as a public servant to report it”
Imagine how better NT Public Service would be if everybody did this!
The trick is to report things to as many EXTERNAL BODIES as possible, not NT DoE or GOV controlled ones. When they try to stop you or try make you go away….. keep complaining.
Go to: journos (see our page at top or here > https://cardfightback.wordpress.com/contact-journalists/ ), opposition pollies, make your own blogs (see our page at top), do comments everywhere, reply to NT GOV consultations, go to their meetings & get in their face, make Facebook pages, put stickers everywhere, report serious stuff to Police, get Police officers name & follow up, report to ICAC, complain & complain.
Be the same as my 4 yr-old because I give up after she wont stop!
Start a YouTube channel like Hannah Curran did & then complain again. Demand your voice is heard….Dont give up & take them to Court if you have to. Submit Freedom of Information requests here > https://cardfightback.wordpress.com/freedom-of-information-foi/ then take your documents to a lawyer (CFB recommends Ron Hope every time – links down right side of our blog or here> http://northernlegalservices.wordpress.com/ ). Just do more & more & more.
Remember this: Craig Allen’s job @ OCPE (& NT DoE’s job) is to discourage you from complaining. So he does less work while filling up his Super & bank account.
The OCPE on purpose makes the appeal process frustrating, time consuming & 99% supports NT GOV employers.
He’s fucking with your mind.
He do this to make sure you give up in your head before you start.
Its a deliberate strategy to stop you hold them well paid lazy bastards accountable.
If you think “But nothing will ever happen if I complain, theres no point” this means THEY WON ALREADY & YOU LOST before you start.
This is EXACTLY what they want – dont give it to them without a fight.
The AEUNT dont want you fight back either, they just want lazy & easy life: “Dont rock the boat”, “nothing will change so dont try”, “its too hard”, “we have to work with these people so we cant challenge them”, “but our friends Eva Lawless & Vicki Clueless & Selena ‘Gunner’s Puppet’ Uibo will be upset” etc etc.
Bloody bullshit all of it.
Cardfightback Team thanx for all your support & emails.
We look forward to supporting your fights against NT un-Education Department bullying, incompetence, cover ups, gaslighting, lies, protection of pedo teachers, intimidation, harassment, secret surveillance cameras, nepotism, assaults by principals on Indigenous kids & teachers, & zero transparency throughout the NT GOV as a whole.
We remind readers of a great comment on this post:
Powerful factions, as part of their intimidation tactics, deliberately try to breed a sense of collective and personal impotence: you’re too small and powerless, and they’re too fortified and entrenched, for you to meaningfully challenge them. But human beings, all of us, have the power to move the world even a little tiny bit at a time. And the more that happens, the more the world moves in the direction it’s pushed.
We’re trained to think only grandiose, revolutionary overhauls have meaning. But tiny, isolated actions also matter – convincing a single person to change how they think or behave, helping or saving a single life, being an anonymous, unrecognized part of any campaign or movement. It matters on its own because of its inherent worth, and because of its cumulative effect. But so often your actions can reverberate in ways you would never expect. Impotence and hopelessness are a tactic, a lie told by those who wield power, to foster resignation, passivity, and acceptance.
See you again in 2019!!!!! xo