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Your views: on inquiries, resignations and Russell Ebert

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Today, readers comment on parliament, changing jobs and a champion footballer.

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Commenting on the story: ‘Never say never’: Ombudsman weighs in on Chapman probe

We have a situation at both the State and Federal levels where politicians are determining the level of scrutiny they place on themselves, with changes to ICAC in SA and no serious consideration of an ICAC in Canberra.

Ironically, this is occurring at a time when the performance and behaviour of far too many politicians warrants greater scrutiny over their actions and decisions. If there is nothing to hide, where is the risk of a well structured and highly disciplined ICAC.

Improving the way ICAC’s operate should be the focus rather than removing the much needed oversight. Parliamentary inquiries are often nothing more than political point scoring by those in opposition and whose behaviours are equally dubious. – Keith Gillard

Commenting on the opinion piece: Australia’s ‘great resignation’ is a myth – we are changing jobs less than ever before

This article is clearly written from an economists’ viewpoint, without much understanding of human behaviour.

Firstly, September to December is not the time that people typically seek to change jobs. Why else? Traditionally, career movement is at its greatest in the new year, after a refreshing holiday break and time to reflect. Anyone aiming for a Christmas bonus won’t change jobs until it’s paid. You don’t work hard all year to give that up by resigning prematurely.

We are not yet out of the Covid mess. Once borders open and restrictions ease, then the floodgates of those seeking a new start/career/life start to emerge. Humans seek “new experiences” constantly, hence why long term events such as Grand Prix’s and many other major events (not all) gradually show a decline in interest. It’s the been there, done that mentality. People will view their jobs the same way. Although often not the fault of their employers it’s hard to stop that movement from within the company, especially if not offering new incentives like salary increases.

Other examples of similar behaviour: I have interviewed dozens of people who return from working overseas or even interstate for a few years. The first thing they do upon return is sell their house and buy a new one. Again, moving on with life: been there, done that.

In recruitment I am seeing this movement happening already. Next year it will peak. – Peter Macdonald

Commenting on the story: SA football great Russell Ebert dies

South Australia’s Football Legend, Diane and family’s special man, community ambassador.

Port Adelaide’s magnificent son. Loved by all Port supporters, and loved by the South Australian sporting public, regardless of their allegiances.

Many in our community are not aware of Russell’s contribution to community and charity causes. We would like to thank you personally, Russell Ebert.  Your South Australian family is so very proud of you. – Maria Morris

Russell Ebert was a decent and supremely gifted man.

But I think it is also important to thank Mr Rucci for the hard work, the respect, and the love, that he has so obviously put in to writing this obituary. Thanks for publishing it. – Andrew Male

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