"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.
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.
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.
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.
The story of the day was Abbott’s “failure” to address the turning of boats around with Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono Susilo.
The 4 Corners drugs expose on seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, was tantalisingly incomplete.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Opposition is finally asking questions of Gillard in Parliament regarding Slater & Gordon and Wilson.