Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BULLIED QUEENSLAND HEALTH GOLD COAST NURSE, SUSAN DALE, TOLD 'LET IT GO' and ' I TOO AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES HERE AT GCHSD.'

SING ASKS ONCE AGAIN - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT BEING BULLIED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S SYCOPHANTIC MINIONS - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

TOO LITTLE - TOO LATE. QUEENSLAND HEALTH MANAGEMENT APOLOGISING TO THE VICTIM FOR 'POOR JUDGEMENT' AND 'NO OPPORTUNITY TO BRING A SUPPORT PERSON.' - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

QUEENSLAND HEALTH PROVIDING AN APOLOGY AFTER THE DAMAGE IS DONE - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

AND THE BIGGEST INSULT OF ALL - 'LET IT GO.'



Just click on documents to view. Letter published with permission of Susan Dale.
For full stories go to right of website to (1a) 'Bullied Gold Coast nurse told to let it go and find a job somewhere else','Nurse claims victimisation by Qld Health' and 'Nurse bullying widespread'.

PREMIER ANNA BLIGH AND MINISTER PAUL LUCAS

QUEENSLAND HEALTH CANNOT CONTINUE TO TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS OR BULLY INFORMANTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST WRONGDOING.

QUEENSLAND HEALTH CANNOT CONTINUE TO SUSPEND THOSE EMPLOYEES SPEAKING OUT IN GOOD FAITH AND THEN SYSTEMATICALLY AND DELIBERATELY SET OUT TO DESTROY THEIR REPUTATIONS AND CAREERS.

QUEENSLAND HEALTH CANNOT CONTINUE TO KEEP IN PLACE MANAGEMENT WHO ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT FIT TO HOLD THEIR POSITIONS.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE OLD ADAGE 'GOOD MANAGEMENT MANAGE - BAD MANAGEMENT BULLY', FITS THE INSIDIOUS CULTURE THAT IS QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S MANAGEMENT APTLY.
Please see Susan's interview with Ros Bates MP on YouTube - (1a) Qld Health bullies - YouTube.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SING CONGRATULATES MR. ANDREW WILKIE: NEW WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS TO BE DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT.


Just click on document to view.
To view complete article and interview go to right of website: (1a) 'New whistleblower laws in parliament' and (1a) 'How to protect whistleblowers.'

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A FORMER PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER WAITING FOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS INTO COMPLAINTS AGAINST QUEENSLAND HEALTH? SING ASKS - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

SING ASKS ONCE AGAIN: WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

FORMER QUEENSLAND HEALTH EMPLOYEES AND PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WAITING YEARS FOR INVESTIGATIONS TO TAKE PLACE - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS FEELING FRUSTRATED WITH A SYSTEM IN THE THROES OF ENTROPY - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS BEING FOBBED OFF BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S SO-CALLED ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS BEING LABELED 'EVOCATIVE' AND MANY OTHER DEROGATORY TERMS WHEN THEY DARE TO MAKE A COMPLAINT OR SPEAK OUT - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

DISTRICT MANAGERS AND OTHERS IN POSITIONS OF POWER MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO, BEING WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO STIFLE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

CHRISTINE CAMERON - HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. SING CONGRATULATES YOU FOR YOUR FORTITUDE AND COURAGE IN STRIVING TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR YOUR PATIENTS.

SING SUGGESTS NOTHING SHORT OF A PUBLIC INQUIRY WILL PUT A STOP TO QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S DISGRACEFUL MISTREATMENT OF ITS PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.

GENUINE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS DO NOT FADE AWAY INTO THE DISTANCE; THEY CONTINUE WITH THE GOOD FIGHT. ONWARD AND UPWARD, CHRISTINE. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS LIKE YOU CONTINUING TO CHIP AWAY AT THIS CORRUPT SYSTEM.


Just click on document to view. For full story see (1a) 'Nurse waiting for investigation' on right of website. Also view (1a) 'Logan Hospital fails patients:nurse' and 'Queensland Health responds and comments'.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SING'S MOTTO: OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.


To view a segment of SBS's Logie award winning documentary 'Law and Disorder', just click on the printing above or go to (1a) Doctor Martin Luther King on right of website.

PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER, KAREN SMITH, WAS SACKED ON THE 25 FEBRUARY 2009 BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH FOR BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT AT EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON/SANDGATE, QUEENSLAND.

OTHER EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED, HAD THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED OR HAVE BEEN FORCED TO RESIGN FOR BLOWING THE WHISTLE AND REPORTING WRONGDOING.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT IF THEY ARE SUSPENDED ON FULL PAY THEY WILL NOT BE AFFORDED NATURAL JUSTICE.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE ASSURANCE THAT THEY WILL BE UPDATED ON THE PROGRESS OF THEIR CASE. THEY WILL NOT.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THEIR CASE WILL BE DELIBERATELY DELAYED FOR MANY MONTHS, TO GIVE THOSE IN POSITIONS OF POWER ENOUGH TIME TO RE-WRITE HISTORY.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE SHUFFLED TO AND FRO TO OTHER ENTITIES WHOSE ONLY PURPOSE IS TO WEAR THE EMPLOYEE DOWN AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GIVE UP AND RESIGN. SING DESCRIBES THIS SHUFFLING AS 'PASS THE PARCEL'.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT QUEENSLAND HEALTH DESPISES WHISTLEBLOWERS AND WILL GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO 'SHOOT THE MESSENGER'.

EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH NEED TO BE AWARE THAT PUBLIC EXPOSURE OF WRONGDOING IS DETESTED BY THE SYCOPHANTIC MINIONS IN POSITIONS OF POWER EMPLOYED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH.

SING SUGGESTS THAT EMPLOYEES OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH SHOULD NOT REMAIN SILENT. EXPOSE THE WRONGDOING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PLEASE DO NOT BECOME GUILTY OF COMPLICITY BY TURNING A BLIND EYE AND REMAINING SILENT.

SING ADVISES THAT SILVER LOGIE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY 'LAW AND DISORDER' WILL BE REPLAYED FOR THE THIRD TIME ON SBS TWO AT 8.30 PM ON FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2010. ANDREW WILKIE - THE PERFECT WHISTLEBLOWER. (PART 1 OF 3). AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WHISTLEBLOWERS TAKE ON HIGHER POWERS.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SING ASKS PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD AND PREMIER BLIGH - WHAT ELSE IS NEW? WHAT ELSE HAS CHANGED IN QUEENSLAND HEALTH?


Just click on documents to view.

QUEENSLAND HEALTH: TOXIC CULTURE OF INTIMIDATION, UNSAFE WORKPLACES, VICTIMS BEING BLAMED AND WHISTLEBLOWERS BEING BULLIED. WHAT ELSE IS NEW IN QUEENSLAND HEALTH?

Please see (1a) 'Bullied coast nurse wins appeal for compo' and 'Queensland Health Speech - Serious Allegation of Misconduct" on right side of website.

Friday, September 3, 2010

PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ANDREW WILKIE TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS.

SING CONGRATULATES ANDREW WILKIE ON SECURING AN AGREEMENT WITH PRIME MINISTER, JULIA GILLARD, TO ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS.

SING SUGGESTS THAT TO DATE, THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT HAS NOT BEEN WORTH THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN.

SING SUGGESTS THAT FINALLY GENUINE, PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS MAY BE ABLE TO FEEL SAFE.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THOSE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO HAVE BEEN VILIFIED - MAY FINALLY BE VALIDATED.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THOSE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR MANY YEARS, MAY FINALLY RECEIVE JUSTICE.

Just click on document to view. To increase size of text, click on document a second time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

ANDREW WILKIE - PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER. WELL DONE! SING (SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN) CONGRATULATES YOU.

ANDREW WILKIE - PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER - SING CONGRATULATES YOU ON YOUR WELL DESERVED WIN IN TASMANIA. AT LAST - A CREDIBLE, INDEPENDENT POLITICIAN.

Just click on document to view.

Please see (1a) "Apology to Wilkie over war stand" on right of SING's website.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Patel group files complaint - Bundaberg NewsMail 11 August 2010.

SING suggests that Member for Burnett Rob Messenger appears to be the only politician interested in justice for Public Interest Whistleblowers or long suffering Victims mistreated at the hands of Queensland Health bureaucrats and this incompetent Queensland Labor Government.

Just click on document to view and click on once again for larger print.

Monday, August 2, 2010

ANNA BLIGH AND JULIA GILLARD, PLEASE DON'T CONTINUE TO LIE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. LABOR HAS NO INTEREST IN IMPROVING PROTECTION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS!


Just click on document to view.

SING IMPLORES THE QUEENSLAND PREMIER ANNA BLIGH AND THE PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD, NOT TO CONTINUE TO LIE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS STATE AND FEDERAL LABOR GOVERNMENT IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.
THIS STATE AND FEDERAL LABOR GOVERNMENT "SACKS" PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.

A NEW WAVE OF INTEGRITY REFORMS! ANOTHER LIE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

IMPROVE PROTECTION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS! ANOTHER LIE.

MINISTERS ACTING HONESTLY AT ALL TIMES! ANOTHER LIE - REMEMBER GORDON NUTTALL.

WIDEN DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS TO TOP BUREAUCRATS! ANOTHER LIE. TOP BUREAUCRATS DO NOT DISCLOSE. TOP BUREAUCRATS TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.THAT IS THEIR EXPERTISE - NOT DISCLOSURE.

SING REMINDS THE PREMIER AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF JUST A FEW WELL KNOWN PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO HAVE EITHER BEEN SACKED, SUSPENDED OR RESIGNED UNDER DURESS.

ANDREW WILKIE
ALLAN KESSING
SIMON ILLINGWORTH
DEBBIE LOCKE
PHIL VARDY
KAREN SMITH
GILLIAN SNEDDON
CHRISTINE CAMERON

SING SUGGESTS THESE FEW ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. SOME REMAIN UNABLE TO SPEAK OUT AS THEY ARE SUSPENDED ON FULL PAY AND STILL REMAIN EMPLOYED. MANY HAVE SIGNED GAG CLAUSES AND CANNOT SPEAK OUT.

SING SUGGESTS THAT IF THIS STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS, THEY WOULD HAVE AT LEAST CONTACTED THOSE WHO HAVE PUBLICLY SPOKEN OUT. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED.

ONLY QUALITY MEDIA APPEAR TO BE INTERESTED IN THE PLIGHT OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER.

SING SUGGESTS THAT CRIMINALS ARE TREATED BETTER THAN SOME PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS. SOME WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE EVEN THREATENED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENCE, PRISON OR THE REMOVAL FROM THEIR PAY OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PENALTY UNITS.

SO PLEASE PREMIER ANNA BLIGH AND PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD, STOP THIS PROPAGANDA REGARDING YOUR INTEREST IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS; CREDIBLE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS DON'T BELIEVE EITHER OF YOU.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Queensland Health blamed for " a culture which paid little attention to quality of care" . SING ASKS: WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

WHAT ELSE IS NEW WITHIN QUEENSLAND HEALTH?

A culture that encourages others to 'SHOOT THE MESSENGER' when serious matters of wrongdoing are brought to their attention

A culture that encourages others to label Public Interest Whistleblowers as troublemakers, having personality conflicts or being racists

A culture that encourages bureaucrats to cover up wrongdoing rather than deal with the issue in the first instance

A culture that encourages others to remain silent by making examples of Public Interest Whistleblowers who dare to speak out

A culture that encourages those in positions of power to make a scapegoat of anyone who dares to speak out in the Public Interest

A culture that encourages deliberate delay of evidence gathering to give those in positions of power enough time to re-write history

SING suggest that Queensland Health's Code of Conduct (Code of Cover Up) should be re-written:

DENY
DISCREDIT
DELAY
DECEIVE
DEMORALISE
DESTROY

SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
AT THE TIME OF THIS SERIOUS CASE, ANOTHER DEBACLE WAS TAKING PLACE AT QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON (SANDGATE), BRISBANE.

THOSE IN POSITIONS OF POWER AT THE TIME WERE:

CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER - GERRY FITZGERALD

DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HEALTH - STEVE BUCKLAND

MINISTER FOR HEALTH - GORDON NUTTALL

SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
WHAT HAS CHANGED IN QUEENSLAND HEALTH?


Please see article (1a) Jayant Patel's supervisor, Dr Darren Keating, accused of failing to investigate complaints.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

DR. DEATH JAYANT PATEL FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER! TONI HOFFMAN HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE.


Rob Messenger looks on as Toni Hoffman speaks of her emotions after hearing Patel was found guilty.


Toni Hoffman hold your head up high and know that you have survived and flourished - no matter what has been thrown at you over the last 7 years. You are an inspiration to all who have traveled the Public Interest Whistleblower road and been treated atrociously by Queensland Health.

SING congratulates you on this historic GUILTY verdict and is in awe of the fortitude, honesty, dignity and integrity that you have shown to all who have had the pleasure of knowing you.

This writer is proud to have known you and supported you. ONWARD AND UPWARD.
Karen Maree Smith.

Please see (1a) "Patel guilty on all charges", "Victory for brave nurse and MP" and "Hedley Thomas broke the Jayant Patel story to the world" on right of website.

Heads roll over Queensland Health payroll fiasco. Surely this bureaucrat is not the same Michael Kalimnios who sacks Public Interest Whistleblowers

Premier Anna Bligh and Minister Lucas,

SING supporters would like to know:

Is this sacked Deputy Director-General of Queensland Health's Corporate Services the same bureaucrat responsible for sacking those Public Interest Whistleblowers who have spoken out and reported abuse, neglect and assault in Queensland Health's aged care facilities?

Is this sacked Deputy Director-General the same bureaucrat - along with two others - reported to the Queensland Police Service for acts of REPRISAL against a Public Interest Whistleblower.

What is this sacked Deputy Director-General going to have written on his Queensland Health Termination of Employment Certificate? Perhaps MISCONDUCT? Perhaps INCOMPETENT? Perhaps UNSATISFACTORY WORK PERFORMANCE?

Will he receive 2 weeks notice or will he receive nothing - just like he has ordered for Public Interest Whistleblowers he has sacked?

Will he now have to join the ranks of the unemployed and do the CENTRELINK SHUFFLE - just like he has forced other Public Interest Whistleblowers to do after he has sacked them?

SING suggests that none of the above will eventuate for Michael Kalimnios.


Please see article (1a) on right of website.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ROB MESSENGER, INDEPENDENT MEMBER FOR BURNETT - SPEAKS OUT FOR PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.



Click on documents to view.
SING SUGGESTS THAT ROB MESSENGER, INDEPENDENT MEMBER FOR BURNETT, IS ONE OF VERY FEW POLITICIANS SPEAKING OUT ON BEHALF ON PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WHEN THEY DISCLOSE WRONGDOING TO RECOMMENDED AUTHORITIES.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED WITH HOW STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS MISTREATMENT/INTIMIDATE/BULLY AND VILIFY ITS PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE CURRENT 'WHISTLEBLOWERS PROTECTION ACT' IS NOT WORTH THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN. IT IS JUST A RUSE TO APPEASE THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND MISLEAD THEM TO BELIEVE THAT PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE PROTECTED.

SING HAS IN ITS POSSESSION A LONG LIST OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO HAVE BEEN:
SUSPENDED ON FULL PAY
OR HAD THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED
OR RESIGNED, DUE TO DURESS
OR HAD THEIR NEW EMPLOYMENT SABOTAGED
OR HAD DEED OF SETTLEMENT CLAIMS NOT HONOURED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH

THEIR CRIME:
THEY FULFILLED THEIR OBLIGATIONS, UNDER VARIOUS ACTS AND REPORTED ABUSE/NEGLECT/ ASSAULT AND WRONGDOING.

THEIR FATE:
NO LONGER WORKING IN JOBS THAT THEY LOVED.


Full report on right of website. (1a) Queensland Parliament: Record of Proceedings.

Monday, June 7, 2010

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN AGED CARE SINCE THIS 7.30 REPORT SEGMENT WENT TO AIR IN 2006 - OVER FOUR YEARS AGO?

PRIME MINISTER RUDD, MINISTER ROXON, MINISTER ELLIOT, PREMIER ANNA BLIGH AND MINISTER PAUL LUCAS: WHAT HAS CHANGED IN AGED CARE?

SING SUGGESTS THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN AGED CARE:

PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE STILL BEING TARGETED, VILIFIED, BULLIED, INTIMIDATED AND SACKED WHEN THEY DISCLOSE WRONGDOING IN AGED CARE FACILITIES. PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS IS A JOKE AND NOT WORTH THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN.

GORDON NUTTALL (FORMER MINISTER FOR HEALTH, QUEENSLAND HEALTH) FOUND EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO HIM TO BE UNSUPPORTED AND UNSUBSTANTIATED IN MANY EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, SANDGATE AGED CARE ABUSE/ASSAULT CASES. HE IS NOW SERVING A SENTENCE IN PRISON FOR CORRUPTION.

SING IS UNAWARE OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE PREVIOUS FEDERAL MINISTER, SANTO SANTORO, MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT.

THE REGISTERED NURSE MENTIONED IN THIS 7.30 REPORT SEGMENT WAS DISMISSED, MANY MONTHS LATER BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH ON MENTAL HEALTH GROUNDS. THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER WAS TARGETED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH EVEN AFTER THE REGISTERED NURSE WAS FOUND TO BE MENTALLY ILL. SEE (1n) ON RIGHT OF WEBSITE. A RELATIVE OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS INFORMED QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S DISTRICT MANAGER IN SEPTEMBER 2004 THAT HER MOTHER WAS BEING ABUSED BY STAFF. THE ADVANCED ASSISTANT IN NURSING IN THIS CASE WAS "GRACEFULLY RETIRED" BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH, MANY MONTHS LATER. PLEASE SEE POST THURSDAY 11 MARCH 2010.

ABUSE, ASSAULT AND NEGLECT OF ELDERLY RESIDENTS WAS REPORTED BY THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER AND INFORMANTS TO EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT, QUEENSLAND HEALTH, THE AGED CARE COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION SCHEME, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING, THE CRIME AND MISCONDUCT COMMISSSION AND WAS EITHER IGNORED OR COVERED-UP.

ABUSERS STILL REMAIN EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON (SANDGATE), BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND. WITNESSES TO ABUSE/ASSAULT REMAIN EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE AND HAVE NEVER BEEN INTERVIEWED.
WITNESSES TO ABUSE/ASSAULT REMAIN EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE AND HAVE NEVER SPOKEN OUT.
THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT AND FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT, HAVE BECOME THE VICTIMS OF BUREAUCRATS GONE MAD.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE REAL REASON PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS OR INFORMANTS ARE TREATED SO BADLY IS THAT IT IS MUCH MORE EXPEDIENT - FOR THOSE IN POWER TO "SHOOT THE MESSENGER" - THAN IT IS TO DEAL WITH THE DIFFICULT ISSUES.

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SING HAS BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION FROM ABC'S 7.30 REPORT TO POST THIS SEGMENT FROM THE 15 MARCH 2006. REPORTER: MATT PEACOCK.
This letter was written soon after the 7.30 Report segment went to air.
The Public Interest Whistleblower had her employment terminated by Queensland Health on the 25 February 2009 after bringing other serious sexual abuse matters to the attention of the general public.

Please see: Reports and comments by The Daily Telegraph on right of website.

SING ASKS THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

IF THIS TYPE OF IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE CAN BE GATHERED BY A NEWSPAPER REPORTER WORKING UNDERCOVER; WHY ARE THERE NO UNDERCOVER NURSING STAFF EMPLOYED TO EXPOSE THE INCREASING ABUSE AND ASSAULT OF OUR ELDERLY AND DISABLED CITIZENS RESIDING IN NURSING HOMES?

SING SUGGESTS THAT PERHAPS OUR AGED CARE AUTHORITIES WOULD NOT LIKE THE DAMNING EVIDENCE THAT WOULD BE EXPOSED IF THIS SIMPLE ACTION WAS IMPLEMENTED.

SING SUGGESTS THIS MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR TO WHISTLEBLOWERS OR INFORMANTS CONTEMPLATING SPEAKING OUT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: DO SO AT YOUR PERIL.

SING SUGGESTS THAT UNTIL THIS CULTURE OF FEAR FOR THOSE EXPOSING WRONGDOING IS ERADICATED FROM THE AGED CARE REPORTING SYSTEM. ABUSE/ASSAULT AND NEGLECT WILL CONTINUE TO FLOURISH IN OUR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE NURSING HOMES.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WINNER OF THE 2010 LOGIE FOR 'MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM' WILL BE REBROADCAST: 17,18,19 MAY 2010 ON SBS 2 AT 7.30PM.

THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY FIRST PERSON NARRATIVES, 'LAW AND DISORDER' IS A BLOW BY BLOW ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MAN TAKES ON THE MACHINE, DAVID CHALLENGES GOLIATH ... WHEN WHISTLEBLOWERS TAKE ON THE AUTHORITIES.

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THIS AWARD WINNING THREE PART DOCUMENTARY IN 2009.

just click on documents to view.




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS! 'LAW AND DISORDER' WINS LOGIE AWARDS OF 2010 FOR 'MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM'.


SING CONGRATULATES SBS TV FOR WINNING THE " MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM " OF THE LOGIE AWARDS FOR 2010. "LAW AND DISORDER" WAS A THREE PART DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTING THE PLIGHT OF WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO SPOKE OUT AND DISCLOSED WRONGDOING.



KAREN AND BRUCE SMITH - MARRIED 39 YEARS - WOULD LIKE TO THANK SBS TV, THE FILMING CREW AND ALL OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE DOCUMENTARY. WE WERE BOTH TREATED WITH COURTESY AND RESPECT DURING THE TWO DAYS OF FILMING. WE BOTH THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND PRIVILEGE OF APPEARING IN "LAW AND DISORDER - GOING PUBLIC ". WE CONGRATULATE ALL ON THEIR SILVER LOGIE AWARD FOR "MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM".
Please see Saturday 21 November 2009 post. Just click on documents to view.

Monday, April 19, 2010

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: WHO IS ACTUALLY TELLING THE TRUTH, DO YOU THINK?

SINCE THIS POST ON THE 4 FEBRUARY 2010, THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER COVER UP BY THE AGED CARE COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION SCHEME INTO ABUSE OF RESIDENTS, BY A STAFF MEMBER, AT EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON (SANDGATE), BRISBANE.
SING HAS THIS EVIDENCE IN ITS POSSESSION, BUT THIS SERIOUS CASE WAS NEVER FULLY INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING'S AGED CARE COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION SCHEME. KEY WITNESSES TO THIS ABUSE WERE NEVER INTERVIEWED. THIS ABUSIVE STAFF MEMBER WAS REPORTED MANY TIMES TO VARIOUS EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT OVER MANY YEARS, FOR HER ABUSE AND MISTREATMENT OF RESIDENTS.
PLEASE REFER TO POST WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2009 TO VIEW THIS CASE.
SING would like your comments. Who do you think is actually telling the truth?
The Minister?


Just click on documents to view.

The Aged Care Commissioner's Office?

Perhaps Queensland Health?

Perhaps this Federal government lie?Or Public Interest Whistleblowers?
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Please view the article on the right under Links and relevant articles: Aged care system at the end of the line.
SING has evidence in its possession that clearly proves many cases where:
internal witnesses were not interviewed,
documents were not viewed,
assaults were not reported to Police,
taped evidence that those in positions of authority did not fill in incident forms, and that some staff reporting serious matters were ignored.

More evidence and documents will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER ELLIOT AND MINISTER ROXON. WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR AGED CARE OR PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS - ON YOUR WATCH?

To the Prime Minister, Minister Elliot and Minister Roxon,

What has changed in aged care since this letter below over four years ago? NOTHING!

What has changed for those Public Interest Whistleblowers who speak out on behalf of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled citizens in their care? NOTHING! 'SHOOT THE MESSENGER' IS STILL THE NAME OF THE GAME.

What message does sacking Public Interest Whistleblowers send to those considering reporting abuse, neglect and assault of our elderly and disabled citizens? KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR JOB.

What message does sacking those who speak out send to the abusers in the system? DON'T WORRY. IT WILL BE THE INFORMANTS AND THE WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO WILL HAVE THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED, NOT YOU.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE REPORTING OF ABUSE, ASSAULT AND NEGLECT OF OUR VULNERABLE ELDERLY AND DISABLED NURSING HOME RESIDENTS, WILL CONTINUE TO BE DRIVEN UNDERGROUND. UNTIL THOSE DISCLOSING THE WRONGDOING ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY - RATHER THAN CONDEMNED, TARGETED AND VILIFIED - ABUSE IN OUR NURSING HOMES WILL ESCALATE. THE ABUSERS WILL FLOURISH AND CREDIBLE STAFF WILL LEAVE AGED CARE.

SING HAS IN ITS POSSESSION MANY OTHER CASES OF ABUSE, NEGLECT AND ASSAULT OF THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED. SING HAS IN ITS POSSESSION IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF THE COVER UP BY ENTITIES ENTRUSTED TO INVESTIGATE SUCH CASES.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ausmed conference so popular it will be repeated on the 29th and 30th July 2010 at: The Pavilion. 1 Bogan Street , Breakfast Creek. Qld.

'Pathological Behaviours in the Workplace' was so well received by attendees in December 2008, some guest speakers have been requested to present their papers for a second time by AUSMED CONFERENCE PTY.LTD.

The guest speakers will include Public Interest Whistleblower and sacked Queensland Health employee, Karen Smith. Her paper 'MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU' was a personal narrative of pathological behaviours encountered when staff incompetence was reported to the authorities.

Karen Smith had her employment terminated on the 25th February 2009 by Queensland Health, shortly after this Ausmed conference in December 2008.

One year later on the 2nd December 2009, Karen Smith appeared on the three part SBS documentary 'LAW AND DISORDER'.

In the 15 months since this guest speaker role, many changes have taken place. An update of these changes will be added to the original presentation.


To view the original speech 'MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU' go to post of 22 January 2009.
To view AUSMED link go to (1s) on right of website.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Queensland Health first examined the problem in 2003, but did nothing about it until 2008. What else is new?

SING reiterates: What else is new?

A Right to Information briefing paper revealing that Queensland Health examines a problem of malnutrition being "highly prevalent" in hospital patients and residents in aged care facilities in 2003, but does nothing until 2008.



Just click on document above to read.
To read the full report just click on "PROJECT REPORT: Investigating practices related to malnutrition in Queensland Health facilities" on the right side of this website under Links and Relevant articles.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Inappropriate touching of 7 female residents at Bramble House, Eventide, Brighton deemed to be minor and fleeting.

SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT YOUR ELDERLY AND DISABLED LOVED ONES RESIDING IN A NURSING HOME DO NOT HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER CITIZENS. IF THEY ARE HOUSED IN A DEMENTIA UNIT AND ARE INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED, FONDLED OR ASSAULTED BY ANOTHER RESIDENT OR EMPLOYEE, IT IS DEEMED TO BE FLEETING AND MINOR.

SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S TAXPAYER FUNDED PRIVATE GROUP NOTED IN THEIR REPORT: THE POLICE AND THE RELATIVES OF THE FEMALE RESIDENTS WERE NOT CONTACTED ABOUT EVERY INCIDENT, BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE NO REQUIREMENT FOR THIS UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT 1997. SING IS ADVISED THAT FAMILY MEMBERS ARE VERY RARELY INFORMED OF SUCH ASSAULTS. EVEN FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT HOUSED IN A DEMENTIA UNIT ARE NOT NOTIFIED WHEN SUCH ASSAULTS OCCUR.

SING CANNOT DISCLOSE HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYERS DOLLARS WERE SPENT ON THESE REPORTS, BUT WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE MONEY WAS NOT WELL SPENT - AS MANY WITNESSES WERE NEVER INTERVIEWED.

SING ADVISES THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT IN JANUARY'S SENIOR NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE, IT WAS REPORTED: MS PARKER WARNED THE APPARENT BIAS OF SOME INVESTIGATIONS COULD UNDERMINE THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM. SING SUGGESTS THAT THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE AGED CARE SYSTEM IS ALREADY COMPROMISED AND AT AN ALL TIME LOW.

THE ARTICLE ALSO STATES: IN SOME CASES, SHE SAID EVIDENCE HAD BEEN IGNORED AND INVESTIGATORS HAD NOT SPOKEN TO THE INFORMANT OR OTHER WITNESSES.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE FINDINGS OF THIS PRIVATE COMPANY - ENGAGED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH TO DELIVER A TRUE AND ACCURATE REPORT - IS A DISGRACE. IF THESE FEMALE RESIDENTS WERE YOUR MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER OR AUNT WOULD YOU CONSIDER THEM BEING FONDLED OR INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED, MINOR OR FLEETING IN NATURE? OF COURSE NOT.

EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT HAD A DUTY OF CARE TO PROTECT THESE FEMALE RESIDENTS. EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT WERE INFORMED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS THAT THESE ASSAULTS WERE TAKING PLACE. EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT ARE AWARE THAT CREDIBLE STAFF REPORTED THESE ASSAULTS WHEN THERE WERE TWO VICTIMS. THIS NUMBER ESCALATED TO SEVEN BEFORE ANY ACTION WAS TAKEN.

SING WILL SHORTLY PUBLISH THE DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO THESE SEVEN FEMALE RESIDENTS' ORDEALS AND THE MANY MONTHS IT TOOK TO ACTION SOME TYPE OF PROTECTION FOR THESE FRAIL, ELDERLY VICTIMS.

SING CHALLENGES THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING, QUEENSLAND HEALTH OR ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTY TO REFUTE ANY EVIDENCE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE.




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Monday, January 4, 2010

COMPLAINTS SCHEME BIAS ACCUSATIONS by Kirsty McGoldrick - The Senior January 2010. SING ASKS ONCE AGAIN - WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Why is it any surprise to SING that Public Interest Whistleblowers, witnesses and informants are not spoken to?

Why is it any surprise to SING that evidence is ignored?

Why is it any surprise to SING that the Department of Health and Ageing refused to consider photographs offered or to conduct meetings with informants?

Why is it any surprise to SING that: In a number of cases examined by this office the statements of reasons provided by the scheme (Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme ) were insufficient, failed to make adequate findings in the material questions of fact, did not refer to the evidence, and on occasions did not address all issues complained about or investigated.

SING ASKS THE GENERAL PUBLIC: WHY ARE ANY OF US SURPRISED AT THE OUTCOME OF THIS ANNUAL REPORT? THE AGED CARE REPORTING SYSTEM OF BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS IS A DISGRACE. CREDIBLE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS AND INFORMANTS ARE BEING BULLIED, INTIMIDATED, VICTIMISED, AND SACKED FOR SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE ABUSE, ASSAULT AND NEGLECT OF OUR ELDERLY AND DISABLED CITIZENS.

INDEED, ANYONE WHO FULFILLS THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT AND REPORTS WRONGDOING IS NOT SAFE. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED BY OTHER GROUPS THAT LACK OF STAFF IS THE MAIN REASON FOR NEGLECT, ASSAULT AND ABUSE. SING SUGGESTS THAT ABUSE, ASSAULT AND NEGLECT IS HAPPENING IN FACILITIES THAT HAVE GOOD STAFF RATIOS.

SING SUGGESTS THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT FLOURISHES BECAUSE THOSE CREDIBLE STAFF WHO SPEAK OUT ARE TREATED SO BADLY BY THOSE IN POSITIONS OF POWER. THE ABUSERS WHO REMAIN EMPLOYED ARE THE PEOPLE WHO FLOURISH AS THEY KNOW THEY WILL BE PROTECTED. THE CREDIBLE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS OR INFORMANTS BECOME THE SCAPEGOAT TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO.

SING CHALLENGES THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR AGED CARE, TO VIEW THE EVIDENCE IN OUR POSSESSION. BUT WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE RESPONSE WILL BE. THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS - NOTHING.

IN SEPTEMBER 2009, THE SACKED PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER PROVIDED IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF WRONGDOING TO THE OFFICE OF THE AGED CARE COMMISSIONER. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF EVIDENCE WAS PROVIDED REGARDING A SERIOUS CASE OF ASSAULT AND ABUSE AT EBBTIDE HOUSE, EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON, QUEENSLAND. THIS EVIDENCE WAS SUPPLIED TO EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT, QUEENSLAND HEALTH, THE CRIME AND MISCONDUCT COMMISSION AND THE AGED CARE COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION SCHEME, ONE YEAR PRIOR IN SEPTEMBER 2008. THE RESULTS SO FAR ARE: ONE OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWERS WAS SACKED, THE OTHER SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE AND THE ABUSER IS STILL EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE.

GOOD QUALITY MEDIA IS THE WAY TO EXPOSE WRONGDOING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND THIS ALSO INCLUDES WEBSITES SUCH AS SING.



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