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JOB HUNT: Mirabella’s quest for a media adviser continues

sophiemirabellajobhunt Country member Sophie Mirabella MP’s hunt for a media adviser continues, with the Liberal front-bench women’s affairs spokesman advertising in an internal Liberal email obtained by VEXNEWS:

Sophie Mirabella MP Federal Member for Indi
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Women and Youth
Electorate/Media Officer

Applications are invited for this position based in Wangaratta.  Duties include: liaising with media outlets, writing media releases and monitoring local media; production of electorate newsletters, newspaper inserts and brochures; handling constituent enquiries and liaising with Government Departments and agencies.

Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

· A strong understanding of the Australian political system

· Demonstrated ability in interpreting information and preparing high quality, accurate correspondence, briefs and newsletters within deadlines

· Well developed office IT skills

· Good organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team

· Ability and preparedness to work long hours and on weekends as required.

    A commencing salary between $54,253 – $57,093 will be paid.  An optional allowance is payable in lieu of overtime.

    A probationary period of three months will apply.

    Applications with details of experience and names of two referees should be forwarded to:Sophie.mirabella.mp@aph.gov.au

    Applications close on 2 July 2009. For further information please contact Margaret Schubert 03 5721 5377

    lockedloaded The Daily Telegraph on Saturday morning chronicled some of the challenges Ms Mirabella has had finding the right man for the job. Recalled were the previous exploits of past media advisers including Brendan “the Nuzzler” Rowswell, Tony Scrinis – a sex fiend who sexually assaulted several people at a Canberra ball and who had previously created a club for teens that offered them body-painting and video production – and Luke Barnes who was allegedly “boned” after boning a chap in the stationery cupboard of Ms Mirabella’s office and being interrupted by the Honourable Member herself.

    In a move nearly without precedent in the history of modern media, VEXNEWS was credited with originally revealing these yarns. Barnes spoke up for himself on this occasion, insisting that the suggestion he got up to no good in Sophie’s cupboard was not true on account of the configuration of the shelves and the lack of a back door. It’s a defence as good as any other, even if we’re not buying it, many others would.

    While denial might also be a river in Egypt, we should also note that Barnes – via a friend on the Gold Coast – has denied being called a “useless c-word” by his former employer, denied being sacked from his job, insisting instead that he left for personal reasons unrelated to his athletic use of the stationery cupboard and that he is a fine and upstanding chap who enjoys an otherwise unblemished good name.


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    1. Would mind giving Sophie a job.

      Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009, 14:58
    2. Before I apply, I need to know what jobs Sophie wants done on the weekend.

      Posted by Beerpussy. | June 29, 2009, 16:08
    3. Do I have to have a big knob?

      Would a bean do? I have a little one. Maybe I can handle your camel toe.

      Posted by Little Bean Man | June 29, 2009, 16:13
    4. Come on it’s obvious – Get the Poisened Dwarf (Glen Milne) in there.

      When you compare his colourful journalistic history and the standards set by the previous incumbents it’s a match made in heaven!!!

      Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009, 16:13
    5. Dear Beerpussy……what does your name actually mean? I am fascinated.

      Posted by Little Bean Man | June 29, 2009, 16:14
    6. Hmmm Sophie….I’d hop out of my pond for you, my darling, my sweetheart….oh please stroke my bill….caress my features…. hhhmmmm quack quack….

      Posted by The Horny Duck | June 29, 2009, 16:17
    7. Dear Little Bean Man, my name is based on the two things in life I love the most.

      Posted by Beerpussy. | June 29, 2009, 16:19
    8. Excellent!!!

      Posted by Little Bean Man | June 29, 2009, 16:21
    9. A media advisor for a right wing warrior, sounds like a good job for you Andy.

      Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009, 16:21
    10. Sophie’s just mad she isn’t getting in on any of the staffer action. Comm Car drivers on the other hand…

      Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009, 17:04
    11. And must be able to …..keep their hands in their pockets

      Posted by KOko | June 29, 2009, 18:41
    12. If I was prepared to moonlight as Sophie’s adviser, could I wear her dresses and would she do to me what i do for my ‘advisers’? Of course she’d have to grow a thicker moustache first if she wanted me to enjoy it…but oooh the frocks!

      Posted by Pyney poo | June 29, 2009, 23:29
    13. Wanted. Employee for the most fanatic right wing bitch in any parliament in Australia. Must be willing to bend over.

      Posted by Adam Cross | June 30, 2009, 8:53
    14. Another inclusion in any ad for Sophie would be:
      Must be willing to accept strap-on action.

      Posted by clipposaurus | June 30, 2009, 8:57
    15. seriously what is going on with tony smith’s eyes?

      is the bloke a freak or what?

      Posted by Karen Synon | June 30, 2009, 14:18
    16. The eye problem is caused by years of self pleasuring himself

      Posted by anon | June 30, 2009, 17:01
    17. I had a conversation with Sophie at 104 before the pre-selection for Kooyong and I said that if I didn’t win the party would disintegrate. She looked at me like I was crazy!!! who’s the crazy one now!!!

      Posted by Andrew Rixon | June 30, 2009, 22:44
    18. 54-57k to work for her you couldnt pay me enough

      Posted by you must be joking! | June 30, 2009, 22:49
    19. Which of the Lt-Col’s Squaddies fired the live pellet?

      Posted by anon | July 1, 2009, 0:09
    20. Whilst never a squaddie of the Lt-Col, it would have been an honour for me to have fired that pellet.

      Posted by McPerton | July 1, 2009, 0:28
    21. Steady on there, McPerton. I think you have had too much European wiskey.

      Posted by Fatty Doyle | July 1, 2009, 0:41
    22. Andrew Rixon above says he foresaw the serious problems with Utegate. Clearly he needs to be considered as the candidate for Aston to ensure common sense and decency are restored to public life.

      Posted by the prophet of profit | July 1, 2009, 1:32
    23. What I want to know is, did she have permission from the Parliament to cut out pieces of the carpet in the Senate to make that dress?

      Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009, 14:17
    24. someone else said she stole a cinema curtain and turned it into a dress

      Either ways he looks disgusting.

      But not as weird as that freak Tony Smith’s eyes.

      Posted by Karen Synon | July 1, 2009, 15:49
    25. She looks like 10 kilos of potatoes in a 7 kilo bag. Nasty.

      Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009, 17:12
    26. Look at Pyne’s expression, it looks like he just shat in his pants.

      Posted by anon | July 2, 2009, 14:46
    27. !0 kilos of potatoes in a 7 kilo bag? Oh Yes very Naaasty!

      Posted by Jocque Strapp | July 7, 2009, 21:24