GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN...
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
As predicted here, Bill Shorten will quickly try to turn the Dastyari scandal into a debate on foreign donations. Okay let’s a have a debate on that, but it has nought to do with the treason of Dastyari. This is about Mr Bean enriching himself with Chinese funds in exchange for falsely and publicly misstating Australia’s and the ALP’s policy position on China’s expansion into the south China Sea... and that’s more about the capital offence of treason than it is about donations.
People who know Mr Bean say he is a tight arsed little prick who wouldn’t give you the time of day if he had a hundred watches. Some less endearing descriptions include that, “he wouldn’t shout if a shark bit him” and that, “he would lock his Grandma in the shit house and collect her pension”.
Next to Shorten, he certainly takes the prize for being the most disliked wanker in Parliament. And neither have attempted to answer the question of why. Why did he think it was okay to send an account for his personal spending to a Chinese company? And in exchange for what?
“Look, I made a mistake”, is as far as we have got so far.
All ALP Members received texts yesterday morning suggesting the required response to the Press hacks was, “Sam made a mistake, he admitted it, he has paid a high price, now let’s get on with some talk about donations legislation”, ‘cos that will embroil the Libs and they will run a mile.
The trouble with Shorten’s proposed legislation is that it neatly circumvents union donations as coming from “Not For Profit” entities that are already excused from paying any tax.
Not for profit!..WTF? Billions in illicit funds squeezed from unsuspecting workers have made rich men and women of those sitting in jail, those on their way to jail and those who should already be sitting in jail.
The profit motive is well and truly alive and well within the mossy grey walls of Daniel Andrews’ Trades Hall.
So the draft of Shorten’s proposed legislation will be just an obfuscation of the real and serious problem of accepting personal donations from foreign companies to Parliamentarians on both sides of the House and Senate, and in exchange for what? Something!... that’s for sure.
And it has been going on for yonks with both sides afraid to open the stinking can of worms.
The shocked look on Mr Bean’s face indicated clearly that he thought it was a normal part of governance in Australia.
Well, It is! But it shouldn’t be. It may be the accepted norm in Islamic and third world countries but it carries a stiff jail sentence here, and in time of war a death sentence.
So it’s best to re-locate the ridiculous Darwin Aboriginal RC to here, ignore Shorten’s diversion of “donations” and hear evidence of the many acts of MPs’ “treason”.
But don’t hold your breath.