Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

Update: national enquiry into recruitment

with 4 comments

Further to our post Recruitment: 4 Reasons for a National Enquiry, Even It Up! can let readers know that politicians don’t give two hoots about the plight of jobseekers, other than to spew the usual rhetoric about how important jobs are to the economy etc.

We received this response from Maxine McKew:

Dear Diane,

Maxine has asked me to thank you for your email.  As you are not a constituent she is unable to write to Government Ministers on your behalf and she suggests you may wish to contact them directly.

Prime Minister
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra  ACT 2600
(Chief of Staff – Alister Jordan)

The Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
(same address)
(Chief of Staff – Amanda Lampe)

Kind regards,

Electorate Office Staff
Maxine McKew MP
Member for Bennelong
Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

PO Box 336
Gladesville NSW 1675
Ph 02 9816 5911
Fax 02 9816 5988

Well.  We have written to all mentioned above via email (at the same time we wrote to Maxine, who, it should be noted did not bother to address any of the issues in our original emails), as well as Nick Xenophon and Kate Ellis (our local member).  Not one politician (or person on the payroll) has bothered to respond.  We did call Kate Ellis’ office, and there were promises to follow up.  So far: Nothing, Nada, Zip.

Can’t wait for the next street corner meeting, Kate!

Written by evenitup

August 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

4 Responses

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  1. I have heard that some European Countries have banned Recruitment Agencies. Wonder how they did it? Maybe we need to look at how they did it.


    September 12, 2010 at 11:38 pm

  2. I too have tried to contact politicians! forget them ! useless! as usual we must do it all ourselves!! A NEW ORGANISATION! “UNEMPLOYED ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA”?? HOW’S THAT? well Maxine got her job! but she won’t help us! let’s take hers away at next election!!

    tom tesoro

    August 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

    • You are the second person this week to suggest a Union for unemployed people… I’m seriously considering how this coud be done. Any suggestions? What about the Even It Up! party?


      August 28, 2009 at 11:05 am

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