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Could Ted Baillieu’s people do right by wrongly accused staffer Tristan Weston? We hope so… #springst

A political staffer was falsely accused of doing something and lost his job. He’s been out of work ever since, in an astonishingly brutal and stupid punishment. Liberal staffer Tristan Weston was “hung out to dry” over claims he was a rogue operator pushing for the removal of the then Police Commissioner. We’re yet to figure out why the Victorian government felt so shy about sacking/hiring/whatevering the Police Commissioner. It’s their right to do so. They are elected to hire and fire whomever they choose. Anyway, Weston clearly didn’t act alone in pushing for Overland’s ousting, when on the Deputy Premier and Police Minister’s staff and he ought not be further punished for doing his job, as best he perceived it. Being practical, he’s not likely to go back to being a ministerial adviser, as they should never be the story, but a role ought be found for the once very highly regarded top cop and political candidate. If reports the Premier’s staff are trying to help him are correct, that’s a very good, if rather belated, thing. One day, we can hope that treating people justly and decently, after they’ve been cleared of false claims, is no longer described breathlessly by political opponents and journalists.

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  1. Tristan Westonworked from October 2011 to February 2012 as Business Development and Compliance Manager for a company called Trafficking Pty Ltd., and of course lets not forget he was on full pay until he resigned from Parliament after only 3 months employment

    Posted by christine | July 13, 2012, 17:47
  2. Weston hasnt ‘been cleared’of the OPI claims.
    OPI acting director Ron Bonighton said the OPI would not pursue criminal proceedings or disciplinary action- very different from ‘clearing’him.
    If Weston — who was a serving officer when he worked in the minister’s officer — was still a member of Victoria Police he could be subject to disciplinary action.
    He is no longer in the Parliament or the Police Force so that is the difficulty – perhaps the IBACC will be the only way to get to the truth.

    Posted by christine | July 13, 2012, 17:55
  3. Dearest Christine. I hope you are not as grotesque and bloated as the former police chief but based on your infantile writing style I am picturing a frumpy harridan huddled over her keyboard spewing out bile from her vacuous yet ample belly.

    A couple of things luv. If the OPI had any evidence on Weston do you think they would not jump at the chance to use it? The reality is that even with all of their collaborative covert investigative might they failed to gather one shred of evidence to support their claims. Also your claims re the IBAC are a lad of old cobblers. The IBAC will only have an ability to investigate old matters where it is apparent that a less than thorough job was done. Do you really suggest that poor old Weston hasn’t been investigated inside and out? What more could the IBAC do to him that the OPI did not try and fail to achieve? Thirdly, The IBAC does not have the power to investigate misconduct in public office, the offence that the OPI accused Weston of so good luck with that. And before anyone asks. Yes I do know the man and he is a very decent and honourable person who has been treated terribly by some who should hand their heads. Oh yeah and P.S Burn in hell you fat ageing leftist hag

    Posted by Barry | July 13, 2012, 20:17
  4. Maybe Triston Weston can retrain to work with me, the honorouble Professor Maku Muff Laik Ngu who specialises in vaginaplasty.

    He may bring some transferable skills to my profession of making old vaginas look untouched.

    Well most of the time. Some time old vaginas like Wenchy’s can never be made to look like new.

    Posted by Professor Maku Muff Laik Ngu | July 13, 2012, 20:20
  5. Or gee Professor that is a hell of job her beef curtains could swallow a bus.

    Posted by Boofa | July 13, 2012, 20:35
  6. There is a world of difference between having evidence and having enough to make a prosecution as a former copper you should know that Barry. Your staunch support for your ex colleague is admirable but don’t let it cloud the facts. Tristan did the wrong thing, he is paying a high price, but there is more to come particularly regarding Ryan. Ps your vindictive name calling does not become you

    Posted by Christine | July 14, 2012, 9:14
  7. Being a fat hirsute smelly old slapper doesn’t really become you either Christine, but its a free country. Perhaps you should also call Professor Ngu. I know he says he can’t work miracles but there’s always some hope.

    Posted by Barry | July 14, 2012, 11:41
  8. Ahh, sarcasm and vitriol, the refuge of the ill-informed and illiterate

    Posted by Christine | July 14, 2012, 14:32
  9. Shouldn’t you be more concerned about your impending drink driving matter Councillor ” Christine”

    Three words to consider. Pot, Kettle, Black.

    Something else to go on with. After you court case you will have a guilty finding against your name. Weston never will. Chin up horsey. Why the long face?

    Posted by Brendan | July 14, 2012, 20:02
  10. I don’t know what are referring to I am not a councillor, and have never had a drink driving conviction. I mistakingly thought this was a discussion about the OPI and the supposedly ” open and transparent ” state government. Seems I was wrong and it’s just a bunch of rude ignorant boys.

    Posted by Christine | July 14, 2012, 20:54
  11. If you don’t like the locals fatty P15S off back to your socialist paradise populated by greens, other assorted leftwards and retards. As they say, There is no place like home and you fit in so well. I’d like to continue this battle of wits but clearly you are unarmed.

    Posted by Brendan | July 15, 2012, 0:05
  12. Just to get the record straight. If you believe in an open and accountable government, and that government, Ministers, MPs and staffers should suffer the consequences of their actions you are a fat aging leftist,hirstute,frumpy slapper with an ample belly and a drink driving conviction !!!!!! Good one boys, well thought out and considered argument. Have you thought joining Toastmasters, they would love your debating skills.

    Posted by Christine | July 15, 2012, 17:35
  13. Don’t forget, smelly, odious, stupid and skanky, you leftard mole

    Posted by Brendan | July 15, 2012, 18:59
  14. Any truth to the rumour that Brendan and Barry are ‘partners’. Its forbidden for Liberal Party members to suck each other off you know fellas. Supposing Christine really is a woman, you 2 should get out of the fag bars and learn some respect for women. There is no big a giveaway for a foul mouthed self promoter with a village people moustache carrying on like that. Btw Thanks to Peter Ryan, Weston IS FUCKED, HA HA HA.

    Posted by paulie walnuts | July 16, 2012, 12:49
  15. Might have too rethink my support for weston just like I did with Mike Laker in Seymour. Quick Serge, have a look at his police file just like we did with bernie Finn back on 02.

    Posted by THE REAL DIRTY DONNA (PETROBITCH) | July 16, 2012, 14:47
  16. To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid,you must also be well mannered
    Voltaire

    Posted by Christine | July 16, 2012, 16:19
  17. Perhaps the height of politeness Christine is to not make ill informed comments about things you know nothing about. Pot Kettle Black?

    Posted by Brendan | July 16, 2012, 19:05
  18. Hi Bren,

    So why exactly did Tristan leave his job at Trafficking P/L?

    Was he pushed of was he shoved?

    And if your mouth is free from Barry’s you can wrap it round mine! I do lurv the mustacheeeee thingy.

    Posted by H the B | July 16, 2012, 20:02
  19. Brendan has a point when he says you shouldnt make comments on subjects you know nothing about. Then again it has never stopped me before, I’m always commenting on things i know fuck all about, its how i got on the libs upper house ticket. Me and Wenchy, now thats a line up, no room for tristan or closeted queens with monopoly moustaches. Fuck i love sunbury

    Posted by THE REAL DIRTY DONNA (PETROBITCH) | July 17, 2012, 14:37
  20. Any truth to the rumour that now weston has been cleared by the OPI that he will now be the Libs candidate for McEwen? Ben Collier for Macedon as well?

    Posted by sunbury insider | July 18, 2012, 14:15
  21. What about the boxer? Or will be reading too much about him soon?

    Posted by another sunbury insider | July 18, 2012, 18:11
  22. I heard that a certain MLC may be facing an investigation for impersonating another MLC on Vex.

    Posted by Marty the monster | July 18, 2012, 18:23
  23. Theres too many dirty donnas on vex, its like rawhide round here.

    Posted by Bernice Finn MLC | July 18, 2012, 21:06
  24. I am the real one, the original one. I am the blonde air head at Carrum who was stupid enough to ‘entertain’ the Frankston Fruit Loop.

    Posted by Dirty Donna | July 18, 2012, 21:20
  25. So you’ll ‘entertain’ Shaw but not your namesake! Not happy Donna. Two can play at that game, I might entertain RDR. Then again Im not young enough.

    Posted by THE REAL DIRTY DONNA (PETROVICH) | July 18, 2012, 21:50
  26. Bernard Finn now there is one person who I would let my kids NO WHERE near – he looks like a dirty old deviant.

    Posted by anon | July 18, 2012, 22:11
  27. Do either Donnas have teenage daughters, as I am always up for giving them a lift home?

    Posted by RDR | July 18, 2012, 22:53
  28. Wenchy, please return to surgery and pay your overdue bill. No payments in kind are accepted , Wenchy. With all of those dirty developers, you will have good donations and will be able to pay bill.

    Posted by Professor Maku Muff Laik Ngu | July 18, 2012, 23:51
  29. Or gee Wenchy listen to the Dr those donor developers know all about me giving you a serve of old Percy and Andee will hit the roof if she finds out. Those greedy old Green Wedgies want to make more than Vic Urban, bloody Ted it is time he pulled his finger what is he up to? I feel a bit light headed as Percy’s antics might become public or gee.

    Posted by Boofa | July 19, 2012, 1:12
  30. To all the other Sunbury Insiders – get it right … I will be the McEwen preselected candidate for the Liberal Party. I told Serge myself.

    I know that means that I play both sides of the street (seems I do that often), and resigning from the Sunbury Labor Secretary’s role was hard (I really liked the dress), but I am sure that Sean will be OK with his buddies.

    Can someone from 104 give me a call and send the chauffeur to my estate in Ashfield – ahh bugger it, just send it to the office, Harry won’t mind.

    Posted by Jamie Rudd - the real Sunbury Insider | July 19, 2012, 9:36
  31. Looks like Steve Desperate Medcraft (posing as Jamie Rudd above) has been on yet another one of his midnight rants after far too many glasses of scotch or red which he enjoys so much. This sort of behavior is not uncommon for Steve at this time of the Local Government election cycle when he attempts to be re-elected to Hume Council. It is sad but Sunbury residents will see yet another dirty local council election campaign thanks to Steve Medcraft, Jack Ogilvie and Ben Collier- Donna Petrovich and Tristan Weston’s love child. It’s about time Sunbury had local councillors who worked for the interests of residents and not themselves.

    Posted by Ben - the real real Sunbury Insider | July 19, 2012, 14:41
  32. I thought this discussion was about abusing the frumpy fat bellied bile inducing leftist hagtard/leftard/retard Christine.(Oh and Mr Weston) What’s happened to Barry and Bren? Can we get back on message please.

    Oh and piss off Stevo.

    Posted by H the B | July 19, 2012, 15:19
  33. Simon is still to adequately explain how he can justify using a phone tap approved for a specific criminal investigation to protect his public reputation (such as it is).
    Oh … not to mention the monumental stupidity of the fuckwit in blabbing it to his PR guy who (allegedly) tipped off the subjects of the tap.
    He might want to also explain which part of the Crimes Act defines Disloyalty to Simon as an offence which warrants unleashing the OPI on the innocent.
    He’ll fit in with the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, banjo-playing yokels across the Strait when he takes up his new job.

    Posted by The Listener | July 19, 2012, 18:26
  34. I think it might be high time for a Royal Commission into Peter Ryan and all his filthy business. Sources close to the Nats are saying that Walsh has done the numbers and is just waiting for the final tile to crack. The Libs are getting sick and tired of this ongoing saga and, after losing 3 good Liberal men to Ryan’s ego (with a 4th likely soon and even a 5th if the rumours are to be believed), hope Walsh has the balls to pull the trigger any day soon.
    Weston has been a loyal trooper – and those that know, what to see him cleared for good. Ryan’s demise would go a long way to that!

    Posted by The Watched Watcher | July 19, 2012, 21:53
  35. Well I cant believe how much this Medcraft fellow gets under the skin of the socialist lefties. Me thinks that you are barking at the wrong fence here as none of these postings seem to have his own personal brand of humor.
    Would love to see him come back at you because he is always good for a quick one line retort. And as far as Tristan goes he should be applauded for helping to get rid of one of the most useless Chief Comm in this states history.And that bit about Cr’s working for the community Ben how can that happen when one is a Pisspot and drives whilst pissed.Bit hard to visit ratepayers when you dont have a bloody licence isnt it?

    Posted by cryptonite | July 20, 2012, 9:27
  36. Pheww. Sorry Christine. Is that you. You should buy some femiclean douche. I can smell you from here. Lay off the lentils love. They are upsetting your PH balance.

    Posted by Noel | July 20, 2012, 11:23
  37. Hi Noel,

    Thanks for getting back on topic.

    Unfortunately, that stench you can smell is the rotting corpse of the Baillieu Government.

    Donna the Minister for Sunbury for Premier I say. What about it Serge?

    H the B

    Posted by H the B | July 20, 2012, 11:46
  38. Serge is not allowed an opinion, isnt that right serge?

    Posted by THE REAL DIRTY DONNA (PETROVICH) | July 20, 2012, 16:07
  39. Hi everyone it is so good to read the same old dribble that always appears around election time. Even when I havent even been posting anything I get blamed. Gee I love you guys and the way your intelect works.Perhaps if we banned Chardoney or should I call it leftists champers, then we might get some sensible debate..

    Posted by jacks back | July 22, 2012, 13:40
  40. Ben Collier has nominated for Liberal preselection in McEwen. Will be settled 25th of August. He will make Tristan Weston look like Robert Menzies.

    Posted by sunbury insider | July 23, 2012, 16:06
  41. Poor Jamie Rudd. Neither the ALP or the Libs want you. Reduced to pretending to care about Returned Soldiers whilst denigrating them as war mongers behind their backs. Here’s a tip Jamie. Join the ADF and serve your country for once instead of yourself. Maybe then you will be fit to talk to our returned heroes instead of trying to ingratiate yourself with them for self interested political gain.

    Posted by Brendan | July 24, 2012, 0:50
  42. shit who is this jamie rudd an imposter or a pretender. And it is good to see Jack back.
    Sunbury really needs him back on the socialist backed council to keep the bastards honest.

    Posted by cryptonite | July 24, 2012, 9:32
  43. Brendan (Above)- you sad, sad individual.

    Posted by Denise | July 24, 2012, 22:49
  44. Maybe you could join the greens Jamie. They seem to accept all sorts of retards, bookish nerds and socially inept wankers so you will fit right in. C’mon be honest with yourself. You know that the ALP will never offer you anything other than an unwinnable spot on an upper house ticket. I mean they may be low but even the ALP has some standards. The Greens on the other hand……

    Posted by Brendan | July 24, 2012, 23:56
  45. Well I’m not Jamie, Brendan. Nor do I know him so your advice (uneducated banter) means nothing to me.

    Posted by Denise | July 26, 2012, 12:33
  46. Speaking of Medcraft- has anyone seen his profile on Barry Plant Sunbury’s website? What a laugh!! “Returning to real estate after an accident”….. He’s not returning to real estate after an accident, he’s returning to real estate after being sacked by L J Whorlow’s in Sunbury and after being sacked by that bin hire company and Harvey Norman…. Good luck to him!

    Posted by A O | July 26, 2012, 16:50
  47. We need Medcraft on the job as his mate Jack is up before the court for assault. We don’t want him in gaol.

    Posted by People for Lenient Sentencing | July 26, 2012, 17:31
  48. Surely no one would sack Medcraft!

    Posted by Louise | July 26, 2012, 17:35
  49. Jamie, have you ever had a real job apart from being a political suck hole?

    Posted by Brendan | July 26, 2012, 22:06
  50. Brendan (if that really is your name), your naive comments above really have made me laugh and your most basic lack of understanding of politics (including of political parties) and “the real world” is astonishing. Thankfully for me, I have better things to do with my time, unlike yourself, who hides behind fake names on this website and makes comments about others who you know nothing about.Very sad.

    Posted by Jamie | July 26, 2012, 22:33
  51. Great job in Kilsyth Jamie. You really stuck it to the Libs

    Posted by Brendan | July 27, 2012, 1:17
  52. I think the term is “serial failed political candidate”

    Posted by Brendan | July 27, 2012, 1:19
  53. “Serial failed political candidate”

    I thought that was Medcraft. I wonder how his sons’ rehab is coming along. Will he be rehabilitated back into society?

    Stay tuned for another exciting episode soon. Same Vex channel, Same vex place….

    Oh Bren, the CAE does an anger management course. Suggest you enrol.

    Posted by H the B | July 27, 2012, 14:15
  54. I know jack or is it Steve only polled 1% in Niddrie, but he was only getting his name known outside of Sunbury where he is known as a great star and a slayer of labor party people. So he should be considering the possibility of running for President when the Republic starts.
    who should he have as his Vice Presidential running mate?

    Posted by Medcraft for President | July 27, 2012, 16:26
  55. This would be the same Steve/Jack Medcraft Lbaor slayer that ran for Hume council (and lost to an ALP candidate) with the promise
    “What I can guarantee the people of Jackson’s Ward is this. I will not be compromised by any Political Party”

    Posted by megs | July 27, 2012, 17:00
  56. Medcraft joined the Sunbury Libs not all that long ago.

    Posted by sunbury insider | July 27, 2012, 18:39
  57. Medcraft’s running mate would have to be some idiot from Sunbury. Now where’s the local Sunbury phone book?

    So many names….

    H the B

    Posted by H the B | July 27, 2012, 19:01
  58. Well well well .. H the B, parenting can be a bitch, can’t it… wonder who’s kid will turn up next at Broady Court?? 3 strikes and you’re out, we’d reckon! Ice Ice Baby!!

    And being an ‘Insider’ should mean you get your facts straight… Seems some would struggle doing that lying on a piece of chipboard (unless it was with another bloke, but that’s not straight, is it?)! Medcraft has never joined a political party and wouldn’t be welcome in one (unless Bob Katter comes this far south?)

    Brendan, mate… You have to be dedicated to the cause and serious about representing your community to be called a “candidate”. Please don’t disparage those that work hard by aligning the village knob with them!

    xx J the DH

    Posted by J the DH | July 28, 2012, 4:58
  59. Posted by Pricilla | July 30, 2012, 1:11
  60. ‘jackass warning after horrific firecracker accident’

    Posted by Meg's | July 30, 2012, 16:07
  61. Thanks Pricilla for https://www.facebook.com/groups/sunburyliberals/

    All these years Medcraft has been saying he is Independent of party politics & that is why we must take notice of his statements as the President of People Against Lenient Sentencing!
    Know we know that is a lie.

    Posted by Medcraft is a Liberal Party Member | July 30, 2012, 16:46
  62. Get ready folks. Donna P has joined an emerging group of liberals supporting Matthew Guy for the lower house in order to knock dear old Ted off. More to follow.

    Posted by sunbury insider | July 30, 2012, 17:30
  63. Will the President of People Against Lenient Sentencing be taking an interest in Councillor Ogilvie’s assault charge?

    Posted by Broady outsider | July 30, 2012, 19:13
  64. If Medcraft has joined the Liberal Party, does that mean they are endorsing him at the Council elections?

    Posted by Sunbury outsider | July 30, 2012, 19:23
  65. Has Tristan got a job yet? Perhaps Steve/Jack could give him some career advice

    Posted by Meg's | July 31, 2012, 16:10
  66. What happened at Big Jack’s trial yesterday?

    Posted by Sunbury outsider 2 | July 31, 2012, 16:44
  67. Matter adjourned until later date, perhaps until after October election?

    Posted by Meg's | July 31, 2012, 17:50
  68. Just like Bill Tilley when he and the Libs had “his problem” Defer defer defer.

    H the B

    PS. Never put a firecracker up your arse. Fun for us, not for you.

    Posted by H the B | July 31, 2012, 19:59

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