Shadow Minister’s Interview on Radio 2CC

Posted on January 18, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Any interview conducted by Mike Welsh from Radio 2CC with Shadow Minister and Opposition Spokesperson for Science, Sophie Mirabella yesterday has been podcast on Radio 2CC’s website.  The full interview can be heard at the following location”

http://www.2cc.net.au/podcasts/59-mike-welsh-podcasts/5150-toxic-workplace-at-csiro-pt-4.html

Some of the salient points:

– The Shadow Minister’s office has independently received somewhere in the area of 80 separate complaints of bullying relating to the CSIRO.

Even without considering the complaints raised through other channels (advocacy groups, unions, tribunals, internal complaints handling processes etc.), this is an alarming number.

– The CSIRO is anomalous in the sheer volume and seriousness of complaints raised in comparison to other Federal Agencies.

– The issuing of Improvement Notices by Comcare absolutely indicates problems with CSIRO’s workplace culture.

– An inquiry needs to be conducted into the allegations.

– The CSIRO’s international reputation is at stake and will be tarnished if something is not done to clean up the organisation and address workplace culture.

 

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