Sunday, November 11, 2012

Carenne Support places lives at risk

Carenne Support's complete lack of regard for student safety has never been more obvious than it was last week. Ever since Dave Graham and Geoff Salmon had the vehicles shipped to Victoria to have gearbox conversions both vehicles have had a series of never-ending problems resulting in Carenne Support having to use hire vehicles.

On Thursday an even more dangerous situation occurred when Carenne Support's Oberon bus's brakes failed whilst driving down Oberon Mount. Fortunately for the students on board the driver was able to control the vehicle even though the brakes had failed.

A spokesman for Clancy Motors told Carenne Gate that the issue was caused by two bolts attaching the brakes to the vehicle snapping. He said "the driver would have noticed the first bolt coming off, there would have been a noise from it hitting parts of the car, instead of checking he kept driving until the second one came off which caused the failure."

When asked what would have caused the problem, the spokesman said "Not being checked properly when the brake pads were replaced, we didn't do those - the brake pads used were cheap, not what we use."

It's time for Carenne Support to explain how this incident occurred.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Michael Auld's cloak of Omerta

According to a number of staff at the besieged Carenne Special School, Michael Auld is hiding behind his duties with the St Vincent de Paul Society to spend time with students out of hours.

 Michael Auld has come under notice several times for developing inappropriate relationships with students outside of school. Many of these relationships have involved gifts and other favours to the students involved. Auld has often lied to parents about what he is up to placing another cloud of suspicion over his head.

Auld has now found a new excuse for spending time with students out of school - his involvement in Tyne St Vincent de Paul Society. Preying on disadvantaged families, Auld advises them through the school that they can get assistance from the society. When they do, Auld uses this as an excuse to frequent the family's hpme to spend tine with the student.

Once this commences, Auld takes the student places on weekends and showers them in gifts. When questioned by departmental staff, Auld hides behind St Vincent de Paul claiming the activities are unrelated to his job as teacher.

Parents should be concerned about Auld's infatuation with their children and his need to lie about it.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Carenne Support, Peter Williams breach SNTS rules

The Department of Education and Communities needs to explain to other SNTS operators  how Carenne Support and Peter Williams are able to get away with not having suitable relief vehicles as required by the SNTS guidelines.

According to Carenne staff, both Carenne Support and Peter Williams run the most unreliable vehicles to the school. Carenne Support has routinely had to hire vehicles when its Oberon and Lithgow buses broke down. Both Ford buses used by Carenne Support have had a plethora of issues this year from failing transmissions to blown turbos to major electrical faults.

Peter Williams' Toyota has also had its share of problems, with Williams falling back on his old vehicle. According to nedkelly, Williams has sold his old bus and now has no relief vehicle.

The allowed beach of the rules is a slap in the face to contractors like Dick Spears, Cheryl Chaplin and Capebase who always have sufficient relief vehicles. When the department review its contracts for next year it should look at those who have not complied and offer them nothing.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

NSW Police censor comments about dirty cop

Once again you can't let the truth get in the way with the NSW Police. As you would have read on this blog by now dirty cop Scott Russell has been named NSW Police Officer of the Year (I wonder how much it cost to bribe the judges).

As always with Carenne Gate Blogger, Julie Brown sought to bring the truth about Scott to the masses. She posted on Facebook last night -
The posting was removed almost immediately after.

This morning, Julie made another posting on Facebook -
This posting has been removed and Julie is now banned from commenting on the NSW Police Facebook page.

Julie must have hit a raw nerve with them!

As at 12:10PM today all postings about Sergeant Scott Russell winning officer of the year on Facebook have been removed. 

Corrupt cop rewarded

The police officer who supplied confidential police information to his wife, former Carenne School Administration Manager Simone Russell and former Assistant Principal Lee Churches has been named 2012 Rotary Police Officer of the Year.

Sergeant Scott Russell has been known as corrupt and unprofessional for sometime. Chifley Police know that in early 2009, he interfered in the investigation of his son Jeremy by JIRT detectives (child sex crimes) for grooming a 14 year old girl on the Internet. At the time, Jeremy was employed as a bus escort with Carenne Support.

 In October 2009, Russell was caught out when he went to McDonalds demanding that a certificate of appreciation from Carenne School Principal Terry Mahony be removed from the store and that they hand over footage of the person who took a photograph of it and posted it online. The certificate provided evidence that Carenne Support stole their buses from the school.

Other breaches of the NSW Police code of conduct by Russell are:
  • Allowing underage drinking in his house.
  • Putting $2,000 on the bar at the Oxford Hotel, Bathurst for his step-daughter's 16th birthday - instructing his older children to purchase alcohol for those who were underage.
  • Using the Police computer system to research the history of houses he was looking to purchase in Bathurst.
  • Attending a meeting at Bathurst Police Station with an officer investigating him and the complainant.
It goes to show that corruption and malfeasance reign supreme in the NSW Police.

For more information see the NSW Police website or NSW Police on Facebook