Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Back-Patting Not Valid Assessment

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Back-Patting Not Valid Assessment

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Byline: ROB BLACK

GLADSTONE regional mayoral candidate Bruce Rhoades reckons council officers are wasting more ratepayers' money and keeping themselves in a job by conducting what he calls C[pounds sterling]a mutual back patting and congratulations all roundC[yen] internal review.

C[pounds sterling]I was appalled to read in the annual report that Gladstone Regional Council is carrying out an Cyinternal business improvement program and audit' Co a self assessment? You must be kidding,C[yen] Mr Rhoades said.

C[pounds sterling]Mutual back-patting and congratulations all round.

C[pounds sterling]That is not how it is done. We need an external consultant to carry out a study and comparison of GRC's business practices and service provision in comparison to all other regions in the state to get a fair assessment of how our council's administration is performing.C[yen]

Mr Rhoades said private enterprise would never entertain such an internal review. …

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