Archive | July, 2012

Update City DEC Meeting

28th July 2012 Dear Members, This letter brings wonderful news. Our meeting on Wednesday, held in a boardroom of the DEC building in the city, was very successful having six people from the DEC attending. Peter Riordan – Director, Schools Department Deonne Smith – General Manager, Access and Equity Robyn Bale – Acting Director, Student […]

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Issues Presented to DEC City Meeting

The below Issues were submitted to the Department of Education and Communities at a meeting held in July 2012. The contentious topic of Category Lowering was left to discuss at future meetings due to time. As of the time these were added to the website in March 2013, there have only been 2 of the […]

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Spy Alert

26th July 2012 Dear Members, A spy is in our midst. While this probability was (fortunately) pre-empted – hence all names have been removed in all the Modified Minutes – confirmation of this was gained last week. Everything I have sent to you all is now in the hands of not only the Department but […]

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Which Half is Half?

As most are now aware, last month, at the discretion of the Department, a newly conceived and implemented contract change was introduced. (Nothing unusual in that) Half Day Rates just “materialized” from nowhere, without consultation or even notification. This contravened our somewhat dubious contract by: 1) Making changes to a legal document. 2) Not paying […]

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Quick Member Update

10th July 2012 10th July 2012 Dear Members, Our letter worked. I received a phone call followed by an email confirming a meeting for the 25th July. Not with Minister (was expected) but with The Deputy Director General of “Schools Department” (Peter Riordan) and 2 others. I only have 30 mins (and you know how […]

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Letter To Minister

Mr Adrian Piccoli, MP Level 34 Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place SYDNEY NSW 2000 9th July 2012 Dear Sir, I am writing this letter to bring your attention to the continuing unrest of many Operators with the Assisted School Travel Program. Individually and as a group we have tried unsuccessfully to have these issues […]

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Member Update 9th July 2012

9th July 2012 Dear Members, Hello to you all and I hope you are enjoying your holiday. I hesitated in calling this letter an update since that would imply some news. Since the only news is the ‘same old same old’ perhaps I should have called this a ‘downgrade’, but then that’s another word Operators […]

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