Geoff Wilson - on 30 November 2009 you said that any allegation about the bullying of Education Queensland whistleblowers would be treated "extremely seriously".
"I urge (Opposition education spokesman) Dr Flegg to provide any evidence he has about these issues to Education Queensland for investigation as a matter of priority," you said.
You said that your department encouraged staff to come forward with their concerns, Mr Wilson.
But Mr Wilson - about a year later, your staff will put the whistleblowing teachers on "Managing Unsatisfactory Performance" and drive them into ill health and out of work!
- this seems to be the Education Queensland unofficial policy for dealing with disclosures.
Qld teachers complain of bullying, AAP, The Brisbane Times, 30 November 2009 : http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/qld-teachers-complain-of-bullying-20091130-k065.html
Mr Wilson, your staff seem to be reluctant to tell you the truth!
On 4 September this year Robina Cosser sent an official submission to Anna Bligh and her "Round Table" concerning workplace bullying in Queensland schools.
Hasn't Anna Bligh discussed the submission with you yet?
When Robina first asked for the workplace bullying to be investigated in December 2000, she was threatened five times that "action would be taken" against her if she contined to complain.
Robina Cosser was certainly not "encouraged to come forward with her concerns".
The CMC and Education Queensland refused to investigate Robina's November 2000 complaint till 2006.
- After Robina had discovered that her Education Queensland "offical records" had been extensively falsified!
And even in 2006 the "Independent Investigator" was only allowed to interview two of the bullies and to phone another bully.
And he was only allowed to copy down exactly what these bullies told him, even if it was obviously untrue.
Mr Wilson, why don't you know these facts?
A copy of Robina's submission to Anna Bligh concerning the corruption / failure of the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission ( CMC ) / Education Queensland "investigation process" can be found on Anna Bligh's website :
Mr Wilson, don't just passively wait for your staff to tell you about the bullying - they may be too afraid to tell you the truth!
You need to set an example for your staff, Mr Wilson - read Robina Cosser's submission and find out the facts for yourself!