The Greensparty is attempting to undermine public confidence in the fluoridationof water despite strong endorsements for it by scientists, doctors, public health experts, dentists and the late Mrs Marsh. Political insiders say it's a cynical ploy to keep sweet with north coast NSW nuts who oppose fluoride and vaccinations and vote Greensparty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but some might think state government support for the arts should not include taxpayer subsidies of ballet dancers being paid to empty their bowels into transparent receptacles as "performance art" in a contemporary art gallery. It seems apt the nation's crappest newspaper, The Age, was there to celebrate the occasion.
Press TV's unlikely correspondent Edwina Storie has spoken out exclusively to VEXNEWS about her reaction to last week's globally viral story on her exploits. It appears the Iranian propaganda channel will not have the pleasure of Ms Storie's company for much longer.
Criminal charges for a senior Greensparty honcho, Fraser Brindley, over the illegal penetration of a rival political party's computers, will make it very difficult indeed for the party to pretend it's the moral superior of other parties. With looming threats like the WikiLeaks party set to pick at their carcass after three years of being closely connected with an unpopular federal Labor government, things aren't looking good for once idealistic enviro-party in the post Bob Brown era.
Melbourne councillor Stephen Mayne could be one of the first local politicians referred to the new Victorian Independent Broad-based Commission Against Corruption following revelations he's been rorting little-known, very expensive and lavish "internal sustenance arrangements" at the Town Hall.
Feisty Fairfax factotum Farrah Tomazin clumsily divulged the identity of a confidential source, causing a senior Victorian Liberal minister to resign. Should she also resign? Many in Spring Street think her goose is cooked.
Ex ALP NSW Right operative turned ACT Greensparty candidate Simon Sheikh is rumoured to have hit up controversial former NSW Right chieftain and multi-millionaire Eddie Obeid as part of a GetUp! fundraising drive.
Despite pretending to be a party of principle, the Greensparty in WA have been caught out in what their supporters and Labor critics see as a sleazy preference swap with their supposed conservative adversaries. How many Greensparty voters will actually follow a How-To-Vote card that preferences Liberal will be interesting to watch but in any event, it is all enough to remind us of one of VEXNEWS biggest yarns when we exposed the indecent liaison between then Greensparty MP Adele Carles and heavy-hitting Liberal, then WA Treasurer Troy Buswell. Good times...
Tony Nutt, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu's Chief of Staff, reckons VEXNEWS has presented him as a "bloody axe murderer." That's not quite right but the fact that our publication looms so large in private political discussions among all parties is a powerful acknowledgement of what VEXNEWS has achieved in breaking the news that shakes the nation.