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Today, readers comment on executive recruitment, confidentiality and the cutting the cost of justice.

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Commenting on the story: ‘I had failed in my task’: Public service boss’s ‘dismay’ at Chapman port rejection

It being the case that the Marshall government has explained to us more than once that we locals don’t have the skills for these important positions, they need to bring in talent from the East, it is with interest that I read the admissions of Mr Braxton-Smith in the ongoing enquiry to the effect that he has a flaky memory, he might not have been paying attention, he didn’t know there was a code of conduct, conflict of interest didn’t raise any flags for him.

Further, he himself expresses that he didn’t have technical or subject matter experience for the job and was hired with full realisation of that.

Should we locals be pleased that we were considered inappropriate for the job? – Cathy Chua

Commenting on the story: Ambulance patient data stolen

Why was a private firm allowed to take identified patient information off site? What was the storage arrangement offsite?

Why wasn’t the private firm required to work onsite at SA Ambulance with a standalone computer in a locked private room? Surely that is the most secure.

Whilst there may not evidence that the data has not been misused now, we don’t know about the future and how the data will be used. Once information gets into the public domain it cannot be erased from public memory.

I hope that these sorts of arrangements are given a thorough review and procedures tightened up. This really isn’t good enough. – Heather Petty

Commenting on the opinion piece: A free and fair defence of pro bono lawyers

Nice balanced article, Alice. As you say, not everyone is into pro-bono to appease government and commercial clients.

Many like myself do it to bring about fairness and equity for those that can’t afford legal services. – Paul Flintoft

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