Following on from your story on the establishment of the
WorkChoices hotline it’s worth letting you know another.

I downloaded the 68 page
WorkChoices document to get across the detail of the changes proposed and it
became clear pretty quickly that there were substantial gaps in the information
(but hey what can you expect from a document that is spin-driven and remarkably
defensive?)

A colleague decided to call the WorkChoices hotline and it became
clear that they didn’t have a clue (and neither did their supervisor). Not that
you could expect someone with no background in IR to get across the complex
system that is being created (with the bill expected to be more than 600 pages
without any pictures).

They then volunteered that they didn’t have access to the
68 page booklet – only the 15 page document filled with pictures of happy people
and that was the only booklet they would send out.

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