I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Luke Geurtsen and The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel, in Australia

I don't usually make a separate posting of a comment relating to one of my earlier postings but I'm making an exception in this case because it is of interest on a number of levels all of which are discussed below. I also notified the poster's employer given he is a public servant in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and he appears to be cruising the internet on tax payers money. The chap who made the comments has a big ego but isn't overly endowed with technical savvy. I think it would be rude of me to say he isn't a bright bulb in the overall scheme of things when it comes to surfing the internet but I'll just bet he is a lot more careful from now on - especially when at work using taxpayers money - to massage his rather large opinion of himself. My email to The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) follows. Mr. Geurtsen in Australian legal chambers all smiles - like the cat who caught the canary. These are the stated vision and values of this government agency. Compare them to Mr. Geurtsen's rant. Our vision A highly motivated, proactive and professional office that uses the best technology, skills and practices to ensure Queensland legislation is of the highest standard. Our values Commitment to client service, including honesty, objectivity, dedication and responsibility commitment to quality, including a proactive approach to innovation and continuous improvement And, to best achieve client service and quality, the office’s values also include:
  • teamwork the contribution of staff as individuals and team players
  • a supportive and professional working environment in which staff gain job satisfaction, skills development, career development and a sense of achievement

From: Mike Murphy [mailto:mike.murphy@nospam Sent: January 18, 2009 9:53 PM To: 'legislation.queries@oqpc.qld.gov.au' Cc: 'luke.geurtsen@oqpc.qld.gov.au' Subject: Luke Geurtsen an employee of your office cruising the internet on taxpayers time

I thought it appropriate I make up a separate posting of your employee’s activities, as shown below, on my blog at this link http://parentalalienationcanada.blogspot.com/2009/01/luke-geursten-and-office-of-queensland.html. Now when someone searches for your office or your employee, Geurtsen, my “obscure” blog will pop up complete with the statements of your agencies vision and values.

Please advise the actions you will be taking with Geurtsen prior to me advising your local Queensland newspapers of the kind of employee you have in a serious legislative body paid for by taxpayers who can ill afford to see their money wasted by foolish employee’s like this.

I received a comment on my blog from one of your employees as follows:

Luke said... Wow, I just found your obscure little blog. Do you know how many males in Australia convicted of killing their spouse try on the old, "but she abused me" excuse. Even despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. A court system does not need to waste time and money entertaining such BS arguments. These gutless wonders don't need any more legal excuses than what they have. So yeah, if you're an abused male. Grow some balls and walk away or take legal action. The very first things that most abusive males do is make sure that their female partners have no means of financial independance, so as to limit their ability to do either. How many females do that? January 18, 2009 8:12 PM The posting is local EST but corresponds to Monday morning (+15 hours your time) so would have been made at 11:12 AM your time)

It would appear he is doing this on taxpayer time, if indeed this is not a holiday down under or he called in sick, and for a public servant this ought not to go unpunished. Based on other postings he has made in the past elsewhere he seems to have a habit of doing this. Just follow his google search as shown in the “hit” he got on my blog below to see what I mean.

If you need to discipline him with further evidence of his rants elsewhere you can find it easily using google and his name. You will find his rambling answers to the problems of the judiciary in Australia. Normally I wouldn’t bother with ranting like his but he does appear to have a job dealing with actual laws and to me it’s just a little scary to let a bureaucrat like this loose on the taxpayer’s dime. Heaven forbid he should have any influence with actual legislation! Referring Link http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=Luke Geurtsen&meta= Host Name IP Address [Label IP Address] Country Australia Region - City - ISP Uunet Non-portable Customer Assignment Returning Visits 0 Visit Length 0 seconds VISITOR SYSTEM SPECS Browser MSIE 6.0 Operating System Windows XP Resolution 1280x1024 Javascript Enabled Navigation Path Date Time WebPage 18th January 2009 19:55:36 www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=Luke Geurtsen&meta= parentalalienationcanada.blogspot.com/2008/10/domestic-violence-victims-may-get.html My reply to your erstwhile employee follows:

My goodness Mr. Geurtsen you do have a very large ego don't you. When you posted this you were working on Ozzy taxpayer time it would appear? You seem to have a good job down there in Brisbane, in the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel and based on some of your blog posts have opinions on the judiciary of your country. Hopefully you wouldn’t try to influence them in your job as a public servant – or would you? Usually when feminists such as yourself find blogs discussing Father’s Rights or, in my case, Parental Alienation as well and that disagree with your own rather skewed and unknowing version of the world they say “stumbled upon” but not you – no sirree - you found an obscure blog way up here in Canada. You are not geographically challenged at all are you!

That was my 2nd hint you had a very large ego. The first was the really big one though and that was searching for yourself on the internet on Ozzy taxpayer time. Tsk, Tsk have you no shame? It appears not, based on your over blown opinions with no real understanding of Domestic Abuse at all. To say that I need “balls” and should walk away tells me a lot about your character and how little you know or understand DV. Based on your facebook picture it would appear you are basking in the glory of your exalted position in those hallowed chambers paid for by the hard working taxpayers of Queensland.

I’m not really going to waste a lot of my time on your comments. They speak for themselves. That you may be in a position of influencing legislation, however, is of greater concern given your limited capacity to absorb the nature of abuse no matter the source. For that reason I will be doing the following in addition to posting my reply to you. (ed note - see above email to his employer MJM)

PS. (Do you stroke anything else besides your ego on taxpayer time Luke my boy! You do seem to like preening for the feminists – do you have issues with women that cause you to want to look more favourable in their eyes – such as going from an Alpha to Beta male. A lot of your male feminist colleagues do – seems they missed out a lot in high school with the girls

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