There's been an enormous amount of controversy over the choice of gender "equality" warrior David Morrison as Australian of the Year. The anger has definitely been justified IMO. The selection of people like Morrison reveal the malign influence of the politically correct Left in a process that should not be primarily ideological.
There are many high achievers from all over Oz who are nominated of course. And the top West Australian AOTY is Ebola nurse Anne Carey from Geraldton. From this summary it would seem that she'd been chosen mainly for her undeniable compassion and courage in helping sufferers of that horrific disease.
But here she is in an interview with the Sunday Times. And she's arcing up about workplace bullying in Geraldton. Eh?
WEST Australian of the Year Anne Carey says she felt “less stressed” working with ebola patients overseas than as a nurse in the WA Health Department.
In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times, Ms Carey told of her harrowing experience of bullying at Esperance Hospital and the ensuing demoralising grievance process.
She has been so disgusted by the overall bullying culture within the state’s health sector that she was devoting 2016 to “raising awareness of workplace bullying and its negative impact on the health care workforce in WA”.
Now, I'm not saying that there's no issue to be addressed here. There may well be a toxic culture of bullying in her work environment. But isn't it interesting that she's making such a point of utilizing the, er, anti-bully pulpit her new-found status affords to try to bring about cultural change? Seems likely this agenda of hers had a lot to do with her being nominated for AOTY in the first place IMHO.
Her official listing on the site describes her as a "medical warrior". But perhaps "social justice warrior" would have been a better choice of words.