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 Posted: Dec 9 2017, 07:44 AM
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Christmas decorations reinstated after Service Tasmania backflip.

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Premier Will Hodgman said he didn't know who was behind the Christmas ban.

An order to cancel Christmas at Tasmania's public service has been reversed by the State Government after a public outcry.

Service Tasmania staff were told this week not to recognise Christmas in their offices in any way, and were forced to remove decorations and told not to wear anything festive.

It is unclear why the order was made but the tinsel is going back up after a subsequent memo giving the all-clear to decorate offices.

Outraged listeners called ABC Radio Hobart to vent their fury over the original decision.

One woman went as far as to suggest the person behind the decision to remove the decorations should lose their job.

"I find it outrageous, I just cannot believe it," she said.
Another woman in northern Tasmania said she attended Launceston Service Tasmania earlier in the week and the office was decorated, but when she returned on Thursday the decorations were gone.


Another caller said "the politically correct brigade was at it again".

"It is Australian culture that we have Christmas trees, Christmas carols, and that we celebrate Christmas with all religions across the board," he said.

CPSU Tasmania secretary Tom Lynch said he suspected it was a managerial decision.

"People have had a really tough year and this is one little opportunity to let your hair down a bit and celebrate the season with the customers in the store," he said.

"Some sensible tinsel and a few Santa hats is welcome. For the Christmas Grinch to come in and stamp on that is completely over the top."


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The State Government responded by overturning the ban on decorations in Service Tasmania offices.

Premier Will Hodgman said he had acted to ensure no-one thought Tasmania was not embracing Christmas.

"It will be Christmas as usual," Mr Hodgman said.
"I'm not aware of where the directive came from but as soon as I became aware of it, I was happy to see it overturned.

"I think it's a nice thing to celebrate and there's no reason why people can't do that, when they're at work at Service Tasmania or visiting as customers," he said.

"We're not banning Christmas decorations, nor are we compelling anyone to decorate their premises, but if people want to, I'd like to think they can do so."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-08/christmas-decorations-reinstated-after-public-service-ban/9239962

How long will it last?

I am sure that a Labor-Greens gov would progressively push Chrismas aside to appease the minorities.
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"CPSU Tasmania secretary Tom Lynch said he suspected it was a managerial decision."

These idiots want to adopt an offence on behalf of people that they think should be offended if they were as smart as themselves.

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 Posted: Dec 9 2017, 08:02 AM
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Well said Flin, you have hit the nail on the head! http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/laugh.gif

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 Posted: Dec 9 2017, 08:27 AM
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Unless a traditional can be proved to be harmful, it shouldn't be changed to appease minority groups.
Sadly, we have so called "progressives" who wish to remove anything that they believe might offend others. In the name of political correctness they are inadvertently causing more harm to minority groups as many Australians are becoming disappointed and angry at the watering down of the traditional observation of religious (eg Christmas) and other (eg Australia Day and ANZAC Day) events. Subsequently it is the minority groups (who rarely express offence at these traditions) who become the target of that disappointment and anger, rather than the "progressive" do-gooders whose actions are so divisive in our society.
We are all Australians and the observation of Christmas has always been part of our culture. We openly accept the cultures of others (eg Chinese New Year) and it is only when we are expected to change ours that we become angry.


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Yep, Flin has nailed it again - no doubt a progressive white person speaking for a minority group that is most likely NOT offended.... http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

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 Posted: Dec 10 2017, 12:01 PM
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We've got to keep alive the tradition of Xmas. As a 'progressive', I support that.

Mustn't destroy the kiddies belief in Santa Claus and the huge profits that Xmas generates for retailers.. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

'Tis the season to be jolly.....Nah,nah,nah, nah, nah......nah, nah, nah, nah. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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QUOTE (Bill @ Dec 10 2017, 12:01 PM)
We've got to keep alive the tradition of Xmas. As a 'progressive', I support that.

Mustn't destroy the kiddies belief in Santa Claus and the huge profits that Xmas generates for retailers..  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

'Tis the season to be jolly.....Nah,nah,nah, nah, nah......nah, nah, nah, nah. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif


You forgot to mention the workers that it helps keep employed Bill. Don't you care about them?

I must say that if everyone spent as much on Christmas as I do, it wouldn't help keep many in a job.


Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah......nah, nah, nah, nah.

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