Litigation can be risky business, especially when you are taking on government.
Imagine having all your dirty linen exposed in court! Being absolutely torn to shreds by a barrister for days and then trashed some more by some of the witnesses. Then there is the media pack waiting outside the court to film or photograph you. Your very own Streisand Effect, you sow the wind and you shall reap the whirlwind, it may well seem like it.
However, it may be a case of who blinks first for a nice deed of settlement. Such an idea could be just a daydream as the nightmare of litigation begins to wear you down. Your house is either sold or has a second mortgage and you are scrounging for money in that nest egg super fund. And we have not even got to your relationship, whoops we mean your ex, they had a gutful.
Very Risky Business.
Oh by the way we noted this listing for the 20th of January 2022 in Court 4 of the NTSC.
Great to see Ken Fleming getting a mention.
We have said it before and we say it again, why did ICAC publish reports of alleged corruption without ensuring the courts convicted those named beforehand?
Now it is reported by the NT News that Jenny Sherrington is taking legal action against ICAC, in other words the Northern Territory Government.
Karaoke Ken Fleming, will he end up costing taxpayers millions in legal fees and compensation? No doubt Ken does not give a toss because it is not coming out of his pocket.
It took Michael Riches a month of sitting gobsmacked at the mess Ken Fleming left him before he could make a statement. LINK
At his favourite sandwich bar Riches will be daydreaming and ask for shit instead of mustard!
Get an ABN, buy a shelf company and register a great sounding business name. What a great start to enter the world of nepotistic trading in territory. This business model works on having relatives in the right places in the NT. Like a cousin, mum or dad who is a school principal preferably in some forgotten corner of the NT.
Just think of the mark up opportunities!
Just think of the phantom supplies!
Just think of the money!
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And so we chuck another human being on the scrapheap, yes we write them off like a crashed car. Hopefully they will crawl away into obscurity even better still die. Problem solved!
Here is a de-identified extract from some sentencing remarks from 2021 in the NT.
While s/he was enrolled at many schools across the Top End, s/he rarely attended. S/He cannot read and write and her/his grasp of English is poor, mostly learned from other prisoners. The offender has never been gainfully employed.
Seems the attendance programs really worked for this young person. They really engaged! Congratulations to Karen Weston and Tony Considine.
IF ONLY WE COULD CRUSH THEM AND SMELT THEM!
IF ONLY WE COULD CRUSH THEM AND SMELT THEM!
Perhaps of our readers are now understanding why corruption in schools is no laughing matter.
The ICAC report on the former Principal of the Milingimbi school shows how easy it is to engage in corrupt conduct in a remote NT school. What about kickbacks in procurement processes? Yes negotiated bribery for the selection of a certain supplier. The bribe does not have to be in cash but in the form of goods.
It would be very interesting to examine where schools are purchasing from? Is value for money the driving motive? Are some schools using obscure interstate suppliers operated by friends and family?
Whilst the Education Department might like to pretend that corruption is not occurring in their schools, The Trust believes that corruption can flourish.
Susan Bowden from the Education Department is yet another bureaucrat who utters drivel. Irrespective of ICAC, it would be expected that schools in remote communities would be subject to substantial scrutiny. The students are as ICAC stated, “the poorest cohort of students in the country”. As such a school catering for this cohort should have a microscope on it.
But this is the NT where principals can create their very own remote school cult. We are surprised one of these principals has not used school money for a statue of themselves.
Who was supervising the principal at Milingimbi?
We also know that Milingimbi just happens to be the matter that ICAC had to investigate. There is a whole lot of corruption going on in NT Schools.
Susan Bowden Making Excuses For Corruption.
Perhaps Susan Bowden thinks corruption does not matter in schools where the students are mainly Aboriginals. Maybe she thinks they will all end up in prison anyway. Just sayin.
Seems that many teachers leave the NT feeling that they have been to the “terror-try” (pronounced terror tree). The report made by ICAC regarding the alleged activities of Jennifer Lea Sherrington goes some way to highlight this problem.
Comments made by AEU NT Secretary Adam Lampe indicate that teachers have to “escape” from the “terror-try”. What an experience! North Korea in Australia?
What is Lauren Moss doing about the situation? Probably nothing!