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  1. Gabu
    Gabu June 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Incredible post.. i agree with Tess Newton Cain on pre-deployment training and post-deployment mentoring on investment. very important.

  2. Tess Newton Cain
    Tess Newton Cain February 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for this post, which provides some useful insight into one part of this issue. I think there is an ongoing concern that the challenges of ‘Whole of Government’ approaches can lead to important things falling between the cracks and the issue of pastoral care is one such item (maybe it’s just me that has that ongoing concern although I doubt it). Attention to pastoral care (which I think can be extended to include pre-deployment training and post-deployment mentoring on investment) is important and needs to be mandated and monitored. There are significant reputational risks in not addressing pastoral care issues as demonstrated recently in relation to a (generally flaky) news item relating to alleged mistreatment of SWP workers from Vanuatu which made it from Yumi Toktok Stret to the Prime Minister’s Office in a matter of hours if that.

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