It took ETU boss cocky Dean Mighell to remind the nation that the PM might be being a little hypocritical for booting Mighell out of the party while swearing like a character out of the Soprano’s behind closed doors.
Rohan Wenn has made the jump from Today Tonight to working for Senator Xenophon. Word is that he’s looking to enter the Senate chamber himself. Parliamentary privilege meets Today Tonight, put your seatbelts on.
60 Minutes took time out from reporting on sex monsters, celebrities, freaks, BMX champs and boy bands to give Israel a thrashing. Usual suspect Howard Sacre, a long-time Israel hater, and the Ken doll Liam Bartlett teamed up to propagandise Hezbollah style about Israel’s troubled territories. The lack of balance has provoked a fierce outrage as Emily Chaprot explains.
Public servants are meant to keep out of politics. That’s the theory anyway, somewhat debunked by revelations about senior Federal Treasury official Godwin Grech. In the Victorian Government, a government department is promoting what appears to be a highly partisan political Ballarat breakfast event with Liberal leader Ted Baillieu as guest speaker. Could this be a cunning Labor ploy by spin-meister George Svigos to ensure as many people see Baillieu in the flesh as possible to boost the ALP vote or has Ted finally found a friend in the form of Regional Development Victoria?
The Syrian regime is pushing for a consulate in Melbourne to advance its interests. Leading the charge is a Syrian ethnic community leader George Salloum who maintains close ties with Labor’s Socialist Left faction and allowed a sinister neo-Nazi group the “Syrian Social Nationalist Party” to broadcast on a radio station controlled by him.