I promptly told the office person that I would be going to the Fair Work Ombudsman. This person then said to me in an aggressive manner that quote..."you are picking on the wrong person." I promptly replied..."well you have picked on the wrong person too..." I then went down stair and told the office manager and person with him how this woman had spoken to me and attempted to intimidate me. They in unison replied..."this is how she speaks to us." This attitude was a standard in this workplace.
Hence the reason I am generating this petition. It turns out that this person who is begrudging this decent honest hard working tradesman his right to be paid so that he can feed himself and his family.. is a locally elected Councillor in the Byron Bay Shire of Northern NSW Australia.
I am fed up with seeing people like this get into public office.
I don't believe this person is in public office to serve the community because he's not willing for pay a decent man a fair wage for a hard days work. So I ask.. what is he going to be standing up for? Certainly not integrity. The Byron Bay Shire has had a long history of corruption and it is time we stood up against allowing people such as these person to represent the people.
I have written to the *Fair Work Ombudsman* and I am hoping to get good results. Until then I am putting out a petition because I am fed up with corruption in Australia and I think it's time we weeded out those who don't deserve to hold public office. Someone such as this in my book does not have the moral fiber which is required to hold a position in public office.
Even if this person is overhauled by The Fair Work Ombudsman and fined... does not mean that he has to stand down from his position in public office? I don't think so because Tony Abbott is still in power after having his fingers in the tax payers money.
Please stand with me on this. It is time Australia made a stand and said 'NO" to those who don't have our best interests at heart.
The example this person has shown towards someone he has exploited proves in my book that he his not fit for office. These actions of his are just a reflection of his entity as a whole and it is who he is in terms of a human being that should count. This persons lack of dedication to decency and integrity should be taken into account.
I am going to try to have a bill proposed that will make a politicians time in office void if the practices in their everyday lives have been questionable in terms of the laws of this country. This includes domestic violence, assault, theft and any other kind of unsavory behaviour on their part that has incurred legal action and a conviction against them. Contravening the laws in terms of the work place should be regarded as unacceptable on the ethical resume of a politician. It is time we practiced zero tolerance in regard to bad ethics on the part of our politicians.
If we need establish a moral code of conduct and make a clear definition of.... what is and what is not acceptable... in terms of morality and ethics of those who hold a political office in our country... then we at least stand a chance of sorting out the farce we have going on right now.
One would expect that there would be something in place right now that governs this kind of thing. Tony Abbot is still holding office as the PM of this country and he has had his fingers in the tax payers money by his own admission. I don't understand why he hasn't been removed from office by now.
I propose *Zero Tolerance* and at least a 10 to 15 year moratorium on anyone holding political office in this country if they have committed any offense that is unacceptable in terms of the laws of this country.
The fellow who took advantage of my brother.. was well aware of his story.... and in the face of it all.. this is how he treated him. Where is the decency, the morality or the integrity in this politicians actions in regard to my brother? I don't find this acceptable.