Caught in the spotlight: Pacific Film and Television Corporation, stress claims and "reasonable management action"

Gabrielle Lis

What happens when WorkCover decides that workplace bullying - which your doctor tells you is responsible for your skyrocketing blood pressure and increasing reactive arthritis flare-ups - is actually "reasonable management action"?

The Pacific Film and Television Corporation (PFTC), a government owned enterprise with an independent CEO and a Board that reports to the Queensland Minister for Arts, has a history of upheld bullying allegations and a chequered reputation. Recently, several senior PFTC figures have resigned amidst allegations of inappropriate travel expenditure. In 2007, a parliamentary inquiry was launched to determine whether the then Arts Minis...

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Published 20 April, 2009 | Updated 28 April, 2009