The WA Crime and Corruption Commission have faced repeated allegations of incompetence, malevolence and selective prosecution. Yesterday came possibly their most embarrassing fiasco of all when a very basic error in a perjury case they were running against a WA property baron caused it to be thrown out. Perhaps the Commission is the next in line to be dismissed.
Is Sue Morphet really the wicked witch everyone is painting her to be?
The NUW fight continues over the plan to abolish the WA, SA and Queensland state branches. The Queenslander are fighting for their lives.
We attended the County Court sentencing hearing today of Jake “the Snake” Della-Vedova for blackmailing a man we cannot identify for legal reasons with a threat to take a forty-six minute video recording of them engaged in sex acts to A Current Affair unless the blackmail victim paid $15000. Jake the Snake’s lawyer took exception to our description of his client as a reptile. Snakes probably agree. After hearing his dastardly crimes described in gory detail, we don’t hesitate to say that Jake is lower than a snake’s belly and twice as slimy. Hopefully Judge Hannan will throw the book at him.
Industry Minister Kim Carr’s reminder that no-one’s job is safe was probably the biggest mistake of his mistake-filled political life. A shame because many think he was doing a good job. His cleaning up of ABC tosser Jon Faine who was rabbiting on about enviro-cars by reminding Faine that he was the owner of a small fleet of luxury gas-guzzlers was one of the golden moments in political sport. He didn’t have quite as much of a good run with nasty Neil Mitchell, who puts the irk in smirk.
A Sydney graphic design firm has used some of its down-time to create a Google Maps applet that permits patriots to virtually drop nuclear bombs and such on targets of their choice and be given some indication of the impact …
Fairfax Media shares have been suspended. Their past denials of a cash crisis seem rather silly now as they have the begging bowl out. They’ll probably be able to raise some equity in the next week but it won’t be enough to raise their dinosaur classified ad business model from the dead. And it will probably ultimately destroy their biggest shareholder, the hopelessly hocked John B Fairfax who is in danger of breaching his own bank covenants.
Patriots of all factional and fractional stripes will be pleased to hear of former Young Labor President Alexandria Hicks latest gig. The former Health Services Union official took some time out for a European vacation and has returned to work …
A pampered poodle of privilege Julia Dehm turned savagely and permanently injured a Police officer during a riot. Now the cop, Senior Constable Kim Dixon has been told she’ll be let go on March 31. Meanwhile Dehm is on the government payroll… as a lawyer.
It’s easy to make mistakes but calling lefty Greg Combet a right-winger on the front page of the Australian is a doozy. It’s exceeded by the Prime Minister’s website calling Nicola Roxon Deputy Prime Minister.