HUMAN FLIGHTS | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog

HUMAN FLIGHTS | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog.

Double standards, you say?  Heaven forfend!

Nevertheless, Elizabeth Broderick seems to be in the golden circle with Gillian Triggs.  That would be the Elizabeth Broderick who is employed by the Commission as Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

I wondered what she had been doing to deserve such elevation (and taxpayer-funded salary and fringe benefits) and so compared the Commission’s latest Annual Report with its 2007-08 Report, which I had cause to consult back then.

I learnt that as at 30 June 2014 the Commission had 102 female and 36 male employees (as at 30 June 2008 it was 88 vs 38); 
of three Senior Executive (SES) level employees two are female and only one male (cf. 1 female only); and 
Executive Level 2 (EL2) (lowest salary: $130,787 p.a.) has 15 females and only seven males (cf. 12 each). 
(Let’s not concern ourselves with the inconsequential drones who earn less than $100,000 p.a.)

In other words between 2008 and 2014 the total number of employees grew by about 9.5%
total female employees grew by about 15.9%
total male employees fell by about 5.3%
total EL2 employees fell by about 8.3%
female EL2 employees grew by 25%
male EL2 employees fell by about 41.7%.

On the topic of different employment figures for men and women Ms Broderick has previously opined, ‘The numbers speak for themselves, if you assume merit is distributed equally between the sexes.’

The numbers do indeed speak for themselves, and what they say about Ms Broderick, her organization, and the wider bureaucratic culture of taxpayer-funded grievance-mongering is distinctly unedifying.

Why, it’s almost as though there’s some kind of double standard.

Simple Simon (Reply)
Tue 07 Jul 15 (04:00am)
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Cheers, Bill

Cheers, Bill.

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Former union official Stephen Brennan expected to face additional dishonesty charges in South Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Former union official Stephen Brennan expected to face additional dishonesty charges in South Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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Bill Gates says Subsidies for Wind Power a Pointless Waste: Time to Back Nuclear & R&D on Systems that Can Actually Work – STOP THESE THINGS

Bill Gates says Subsidies for Wind Power a Pointless Waste: Time to Back Nuclear & R&D on Systems that Can Actually Work – STOP THESE THINGS.

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Witness list for Trade Union Royal Commission’s AWU hearing tomorrow – The Hon Bill Shorten – Michael Smith News

Witness list for Trade Union Royal Commission’s AWU hearing tomorrow – The Hon Bill Shorten – Michael Smith News.

Kenny said…

I get this horrible feeling this will amount to nothing. All Tony wants is for Shorten to be embarrassed not destroyed. How on earth with all of this and baggage from Shortens past, can he have the highest security clearance in the land? I wouldn’t trust big head as far as I could throw him.

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Islamic State inculcates teenagers in the ways of the religion of peace – today’s lesson, mass execution – Michael Smith News

Islamic State inculcates teenagers in the ways of the religion of peace – today’s lesson, mass execution – Michael Smith News.

Up The Workers! said in reply to Nonna from FNQ…

They’d be too busy condemning Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell.

What else would you expect of a Party more interested in abortion than child-rearing; gay marriage than marriage itself, and the embezzlement of unionists’ funds, rather than the protection of workers’ rights?

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A few hundred thousand dollars worth of potential trouble for Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan – Michael Smith News

A few hundred thousand dollars worth of potential trouble for Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan – Michael Smith News.

MickS said…

Yet another puzzling question arises from all of this.

If businesses are paying money into a union fund to cover redundancy payments, why are business and the Government called upon to pay ex-employees redundancies when the money for that very purpose is being held by the unions?

Is the money paid out to the ex-employee and they also receive money form employers and/or the Government, in which case they are double-dipping? Or are the Unions not paying out the redundancy money?

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