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Tuesday, 12th December 2017

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PREPARE FOR A DELUGE OF GUTTER POLITICS

 "If you get to senior positions, you have to be able to kill your opponents. It is not pretty, it's not pleasant, but if those at the top can't kill, then those at the bottom certainly cannot. High politics demands very low political skills, too."

Who said this? A filthy foreiger with a shady past named John McTernan said this.


ASYLUM SEEKER PIRATES ON THEIR WAY HERE

 A boatload of “asylum seekers” are on their way to Australia after having pirated a fishing vessel off Sri Lanka. According to intial reports, the crew of the fishing boat were thrown overboard and drowned.



THOMSON A TINY POINTER TO CULTURE OF CRIME

The FWA Statement of Claim submitted to the Federal Court is 198 pages of disappointment for lowly paid HSU workers. It is over-time at 4 years late and over-priced at $1.3 million but an introspective view of how unions operate.


GILLARD FILES MISSING FROM S & G, but we know where they are, don't we Mr Grech... or where they should be

Slater & Gordon’s managing director, Andrew Grech, told The Age tonight they had not been able to locate any documents relating to Julia Gillard’s controversial transactions.


MEDIA DANCE TO McTERNAN'S DISHONEST TUNES

The story of the day was Abbott’s “failure” to address the turning of boats around with Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono Susilo.



WHY ARMSTRONG WAS NEVER NAILED

The 4 Corners drugs expose on seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, was tantalisingly incomplete.



THOMSON NOT THE END OF LABOR

Bill Shorten decided, via legislation, to make it harder for union crooks to escape scot free with millions in members’ funds. The Opposition wanted penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars imposed but ex-AWU National Secretary, Shorten, wanted a mere $6,600.


POLITICS OF DIVISION IS UNAUSTRALIAN

Gillard lurches daily between crises that would have seen off a male PM 18 months ago but Aussies are a sympathetic lot, particularly when it comes to women.



SLATER & GORDON MOBSTERS IN PIN STRIPED SUITS

Slater & Gordon is coupled in the death throes of the Gillard Government. Make no mistake, this dodgy Labor law firm will do anything to protect Gillard. It will go even further to protect itself and its ill-gotten millions.

Peter Gordon (ex-partner of both Slater & Gordon and Julia Gillard) was frantically drafting a whitewash of Gillard’s conduct. 

At the same time another lawyer, his one-time friend and colleague Nick Styant-Browne, was suggesting that Lawyers shouldn’t tell lies. 

Gordon apparently forgot that Styant-Browne had contrary evidence in his file and he was prepared to swap Gordon’s friendship for principle. (read more)


 



CAUCUS MUST GRASP THE NETTLE

While Roxon and Shorten desperately attempt to shove the toothpaste back in the tube, Caucus grapples with the prospect of Gillard dragging them to oblivion.


OUR PRIME MINISTER IS A CROOK Part IX ...and now it's time to go

The Opposition is finally asking questions of Gillard in Parliament regarding Slater & Gordon and Wilson.


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