It’s not just political parties that
get away with spamming – now the NSW government is at it, assisted by
the Australian Taxation Office, making free and easy with customers’
email addresses.

Whatever happened to the idea that whatever
information you gave the ATO was between you, Commissioner Michael
Carmody and certain advisers in a small Swiss or Jersey village?

it’s not as if the spam is offering something useful – like an
opportunity to buy Microsoft software for $1.99, or refinance your
mortgage at 2.9%, or even some cheap Viagra with a download of Vixen
Fully Loaded on the side. No, just an invitation to subscribe to email
updates of changes to NSW industrial awards. How could you resist this

Pay Rate Updates is a free service from the Office of
Industrial Relations that emails you changes to the NSW awards that
affect your workplace.

This allows you to update employee pay
rates and put the latest awards on display in your workplace. To
receive this service simply subscribe at and select the relevant award(s).

email contact details have been provided to the OIR by agreement with
the Australian Taxation Office. If you wish to be removed from this
notification list, please send an email to
[email protected] and include the word UNSUBSCRIBE
and your email address.

Office of Industrial Relations
Department of Commerce
Ph: 131 628
Fax: 9020 4734
Email: [email protected]

Or not.

Peter Fray

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