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Post  true lilly on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:49 pm

Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.

Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)



After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.

Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.

Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.


While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore


Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...


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Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus

The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )



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Re: Has anyone stopped to ask...or THINK...

Post  true lilly on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:32 pm

...obviously, very few (still determined to hang themselves), in CONspiracy Land...
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Post  Ciggy on Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:45 am

God's Appointed Spammer, bangs on about THINKING? Now there's irony...
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Re: Has anyone stopped to ask...or THINK...

Post  true lilly on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:58 pm

true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban




7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.


true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM


Businessman John Gilleland at his Palm Beach home this morning during a police raid. Photo: Ben Rushton

Police this morning raided the house of the man accused
of providing secret commissions to the Health Services Union's former
general secretary Craig Thomson and the union's head Michael Williamson.


Detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon executed a search
warrant at the Palm Beach house of printer John Gilleland, 65, and his
wife, Carron, shortly before 7am today.


Several hours later, police from the computer crime squad arrived to assist in the search of the Gillelands' house.


Labor MP and former HSU general secretary Craig Thomson, who was provided with a credit card by Mr Gilleland. Photo: Andrew Meares


A Herald investigation last year revealed that
Mr Williamson and Mr Thomson were provided with American Express cards
by Mr Gilleland, who runs a graphic design and printing business.


The credit cards were issued in the names of Mr Thomson
and Mr Williamson, but were attached to Mr Gilleland's account and the
bills incurred on those cards were allegedly paid for by Mr Gilleland.


The Herald has previously reported that Mrs
Gilleland allegedly complained to senior union officials that Mr
Williamson had "run amok" with the credit card.



Mr Gilleland's wife Carron complained that Union boss
Michael Williamson (pictured) had 'run amok' with the credit card he
was issued by her husband
. Photo: Ben Rushton


He even paid his private school fees on it; this was not
part of the deal,
" Mrs Gilleland allegedly said.
Mrs Gilleland today
denied that this occurred or that the converstation ever took place.


Mr Gilleland's company, Communigraphix, which he runs
from his two-storey house in Barrenjoey Road, receives $680,000 a year
to produce 10 issues of the union's newsletter,
the Health Standard.


Either offering or receiving a benefit as an inducement
to act in a certain way in business dealings may constitute a criminal
offence, which can attract penalties of up to seven years' imprisonment.


Mr Williamson, who is on paid leave from the union, and
Mr Thomson, who became the federal member for Dobell in 2007, have
denied any wrongdoing.


This morning's police raid is not the printer's first brush with the law.

In 1984, he and his brother, Ian, were arrested by federal police
over their alleged role in using their printing company to produce
counterfeit German currency.


The quality of the notes was so good that they were given a seven out of 10 rating by the Reserve Bank.

While John Gilleland was acquitted by a jury in 1986, at a
subsequent trial, Ian was found guilty and sentenced to five years'
jail.


Mr Thomson is subject of two other investigations being
conducted by the Victorian Police and Fair Work Australia
into
allegations that he used his union-issued credit card to withdraw
$100,000 in cash advances and to pay for prostitutes. This is a separate
card to the one that was the subject of today's police raid.


Do you know more? kmcclymont@smh.com.au

This reporter is on Twitter: @Kate_McClymont

Read more:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thomson-union-printer-raided-over-credit-card-20120224-1trn9.html#ixzz1nKPrN39r
true lilly wrote:Government accused of interfering in Thomson investigation
AAP, Yahoo!7
February 1, 2012, 5:43 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/12782817/government-accused-of-interfering-in-thomson-investigation/

But then within weeks of that News,
of this OVER 3 YEAR 'Investigation' ...

we have this Labor Horse and Pony Show ...

News poll

Who do you want as Prime Minister?


Vote

Related Link:Rudd vs Gillard: It's on

taking up all our 'news' Space ...
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...


And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal





Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban






7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.



true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Thomson union printer raided over credit card

Kate McClymont

February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM
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Re: Has anyone stopped to ask...or THINK...

Post  true lilly on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:05 pm

'Sex bomb' cafe-owner leaves wives seething

true lilly wrote:
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban



7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.


true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM


Businessman John Gilleland at his Palm Beach home this morning during a police raid. Photo: Ben Rushton

Police this morning raided the house of the man accused
of providing secret commissions to the Health Services Union's former
general secretary Craig Thomson and the union's head Michael Williamson.


Detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon executed a search
warrant at the Palm Beach house of printer John Gilleland, 65, and his
wife, Carron, shortly before 7am today.


Several hours later, police from the computer crime squad arrived to assist in the search of the Gillelands' house.


Labor MP and former HSU general secretary Craig Thomson, who was provided with a credit card by Mr Gilleland. Photo: Andrew Meares


A Herald investigation last year revealed that
Mr Williamson and Mr Thomson were provided with American Express cards
by Mr Gilleland, who runs a graphic design and printing business.


The credit cards were issued in the names of Mr Thomson
and Mr Williamson, but were attached to Mr Gilleland's account and the
bills incurred on those cards were allegedly paid for by Mr Gilleland.


The Herald has previously reported that Mrs
Gilleland allegedly complained to senior union officials that Mr
Williamson had "run amok" with the credit card.



Mr Gilleland's wife Carron complained that Union boss
Michael Williamson (pictured) had 'run amok' with the credit card he
was issued by her husband
. Photo: Ben Rushton


He even paid his private school fees on it; this was not
part of the deal,
" Mrs Gilleland allegedly said.
Mrs Gilleland today
denied that this occurred or that the converstation ever took place.


Mr Gilleland's company, Communigraphix, which he runs
from his two-storey house in Barrenjoey Road, receives $680,000 a year
to produce 10 issues of the union's newsletter,
the Health Standard.


Either offering or receiving a benefit as an inducement
to act in a certain way in business dealings may constitute a criminal
offence, which can attract penalties of up to seven years' imprisonment.


Mr Williamson, who is on paid leave from the union, and
Mr Thomson, who became the federal member for Dobell in 2007, have
denied any wrongdoing.


This morning's police raid is not the printer's first brush with the law.

In 1984, he and his brother, Ian, were arrested by federal police
over their alleged role in using their printing company to produce
counterfeit German currency.


The quality of the notes was so good that they were given a seven out of 10 rating by the Reserve Bank.

While John Gilleland was acquitted by a jury in 1986, at a
subsequent trial, Ian was found guilty and sentenced to five years'
jail.


Mr Thomson is subject of two other investigations being
conducted by the Victorian Police and Fair Work Australia
into
allegations that he used his union-issued credit card to withdraw
$100,000 in cash advances and to pay for prostitutes. This is a separate
card to the one that was the subject of today's police raid.


Do you know more? kmcclymont@smh.com.au

This reporter is on Twitter: @Kate_McClymont

Read more:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thomson-union-printer-raided-over-credit-card-20120224-1trn9.html#ixzz1nKPrN39r
true lilly wrote:Government accused of interfering in Thomson investigation
AAP, Yahoo!7
February 1, 2012, 5:43 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/12782817/government-accused-of-interfering-in-thomson-investigation/

But then within weeks of that News,
of this OVER 3 YEAR 'Investigation' ...

we have this Labor Horse and Pony Show ...

News poll

Who do you want as Prime Minister?


Vote

Related Link:Rudd vs Gillard: It's on

taking up all our 'news' Space ...
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban



7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.



true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Thomson union printer raided over credit card

Kate McClymont

February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM
true lilly wrote:Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.

Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)



After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.

Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.

Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.


While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore


Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...


Click for more photos
Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus

The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )



...oh, and 'Ciggy' has been shown to be a complete fool

...and 'they' still think it's 'clever' to render my posts illegible,
as it's the only 'counter' 'they' have to facts
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Re: Has anyone stopped to ask...or THINK...

Post  true lilly on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:34 pm

Nits dilemma a head-scratcher


Susie O'Brien
VICTORIAN schools have been accused of discriminating against students
with head lice by sending them home when nits are detected.


A Labor insider lifts the lid on the Rudd Government.
What he claims explains the venom of the attacks against Kevin Rudd this week.

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true lilly wrote:'Sex bomb' cafe-owner leaves wives seething

true lilly wrote:
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban



7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.


true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM


Businessman John Gilleland at his Palm Beach home this morning during a police raid. Photo: Ben Rushton

Police this morning raided the house of the man accused
of providing secret commissions to the Health Services Union's former
general secretary Craig Thomson and the union's head Michael Williamson.


Detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon executed a search
warrant at the Palm Beach house of printer John Gilleland, 65, and his
wife, Carron, shortly before 7am today.


Several hours later, police from the computer crime squad arrived to assist in the search of the Gillelands' house.


Labor MP and former HSU general secretary Craig Thomson, who was provided with a credit card by Mr Gilleland. Photo: Andrew Meares


A Herald investigation last year revealed that
Mr Williamson and Mr Thomson were provided with American Express cards
by Mr Gilleland, who runs a graphic design and printing business.


The credit cards were issued in the names of Mr Thomson
and Mr Williamson, but were attached to Mr Gilleland's account and the
bills incurred on those cards were allegedly paid for by Mr Gilleland.


The Herald has previously reported that Mrs
Gilleland allegedly complained to senior union officials that Mr
Williamson had "run amok" with the credit card.



Mr Gilleland's wife Carron complained that Union boss
Michael Williamson (pictured) had 'run amok' with the credit card he
was issued by her husband
. Photo: Ben Rushton


He even paid his private school fees on it; this was not
part of the deal,
" Mrs Gilleland allegedly said.
Mrs Gilleland today
denied that this occurred or that the converstation ever took place.


Mr Gilleland's company, Communigraphix, which he runs
from his two-storey house in Barrenjoey Road, receives $680,000 a year
to produce 10 issues of the union's newsletter,
the Health Standard.


Either offering or receiving a benefit as an inducement
to act in a certain way in business dealings may constitute a criminal
offence, which can attract penalties of up to seven years' imprisonment.


Mr Williamson, who is on paid leave from the union, and
Mr Thomson, who became the federal member for Dobell in 2007, have
denied any wrongdoing.


This morning's police raid is not the printer's first brush with the law.

In 1984, he and his brother, Ian, were arrested by federal police
over their alleged role in using their printing company to produce
counterfeit German currency.


The quality of the notes was so good that they were given a seven out of 10 rating by the Reserve Bank.

While John Gilleland was acquitted by a jury in 1986, at a
subsequent trial, Ian was found guilty and sentenced to five years'
jail.


Mr Thomson is subject of two other investigations being
conducted by the Victorian Police and Fair Work Australia
into
allegations that he used his union-issued credit card to withdraw
$100,000 in cash advances and to pay for prostitutes. This is a separate
card to the one that was the subject of today's police raid.


Do you know more? kmcclymont@smh.com.au

This reporter is on Twitter: @Kate_McClymont

Read more:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thomson-union-printer-raided-over-credit-card-20120224-1trn9.html#ixzz1nKPrN39r
true lilly wrote:Government accused of interfering in Thomson investigation
AAP, Yahoo!7
February 1, 2012, 5:43 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/12782817/government-accused-of-interfering-in-thomson-investigation/

But then within weeks of that News,
of this OVER 3 YEAR 'Investigation' ...

we have this Labor Horse and Pony Show ...

News poll

Who do you want as Prime Minister?


Vote

Related Link:Rudd vs Gillard: It's on

taking up all our 'news' Space ...
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban



7:17AM
NewsCore

COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.



true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal



Thomson union printer raided over credit card

Kate McClymont

February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM
true lilly wrote:Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.

Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)



After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.

Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.

Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.


While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore


Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...


Click for more photos
Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus

The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )



...oh, and 'Ciggy' has been shown to be a complete fool

...and 'they' still think it's 'clever' to render my posts illegible,
as it's the only 'counter' 'they' have to facts
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Re: Has anyone stopped to ask...or THINK...

Post  true lilly on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:40 am

true lilly wrote:Lose lose for Labor at today's showdown

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard
will emerge victorious today
from a battle with Kevin Rudd
but with her leadership potentially crippled.


  • Rudd: 'Julia and Wayne pushed me to drop ETS'
  • Simon Benson: Killing two birds with just one vote
  • Flying away: G-G takes her leave in a crisis
  • Short odds: $300,000 bet on PM
  • Accusation: Roxon was 'two-faced' after 2010 coup
  • Editorial: Complete rebuild of Labor required

Reminds me of when LABOR Appointed
Chief of Police Christine NIXON
wasn't around DURING THE PEAK of
The VICTORIA FIRES CRISIS...

Governor-General Quentin Bryce
takes her leave in a crisis

Patrick Lion Political Reporter
The Daily Telegraph
February 27, 2012
12:25AM


Prime Minister Julia Gillard meeting with Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Pic: David Foote Source: The Daily Telegraph


GOVERNOR-General Quentin Bryce
has flown out of the country for the week
despite the potential for Australia's
worst constitutional crisis
in almost four decades.


Ms Bryce left Australia yesterday morning for a five-day tour of New Zealand
ahead
of the extraordinary challenge to the leadership of Prime Minister
Julia Gillard today and the volatile situation if Kevin Rudd wins and
had to form a minority government.


After a week of the Labor government imploding, Mr Rudd's ministerial resignation and
unprecedented bitter infighting among Ms Gillard and her senior cabinet ministers,
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott may also move a no-confidence motion
when parliament resumes.


A spokeswoman for Ms Bryce yesterday said the trip was a long-planned state visit and
that NSW Governor Marie Bashir, as the most senior state governor, had replaced her
as administrator of the head of state's office.


"We fly back into Sydney on Thursday night," a spokeswoman for Ms Bryce told
The Daily Telegraph
from Auckland. "We don't expect any issues. It was long-planned."


But the spokeswoman would not comment on whether Ms Bryce had asked for legal advice
on Mr Rudd winning, having to renegotiate with the independents and asking her to form
a minority government.
"We don't comment on political issues," the spokeswoman said.


One constitutional law expert,
who did not wish to be named,
said that while Ms Bryce
may only be a few hours flight away
it was a strange decision.
true lilly wrote:

Tasmanian parliament
Download hansard.
JUSTICE - THE 'HEINER AFFAIR'
[6.07 p.m.]
Mr MICHAEL HODGMAN (Denison) -

As Her Majesty's shadow attorney-general for the State of Tasmania,
I wish to raise a matter of injustice which has concerned me greatly,
and I will be, with the consent of the minister, tabling in the House and
making available to Hansard, the full article written by Australia's leading writer,
Piers Akerman, and published nationally under the headline 'Tragic tale needs ending'.
It relates to what has become known as the 'Heiner affair'.

It arises in Queensland but it is a matter of concern to all in Australia who
are committed to the pursuit of justice. The article speaks for itself, but I am grateful to
the minister for allowing me to table it because it will save me reading it into Hansard.

Piers Akerman puts a very strong case for a proper judicial inquiry
into a shocking injustice, an injustice which has been covered up for 19 years.

It was raised at the Standing Committee of Shadow Attorneys-General meeting
in Sydney on Friday, which I attended;
it was chaired by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP.

It
was further raised at the national conference of Australians for a
Constitutional Monarchy, which I addressed in Sydney the following day.

I seek leave to table the article by Piers Akerman and have it incorporated into Hansard.
I commend it to all members. If you accept, as I do, that the case here is overwhelming,
then the matter will be listed for proper debate in this Parliament at a later time.
Justice delayed is justice denied. The girl who suffered this massive injustice needs to
have the matter put right and I appeal to all of you to read the article carefully and
I hope you will support me when I intend to bring the matter back to the Parliament
for debate later this session.


Leave granted.


The article read as follows -
'Tragic tale needs ending
Federal Opposition leader Kevin Rudd may be called to answer questions
relating to the destruction of evidence as a police investigation into the rape of
Queensland girl 19 years ago gains new momentum.

The girl, who we will call Alice, was just 14 at the time and resident at the
John Oxley Youth Detention Centre, in the care of the Queensland Government,
when she was gang raped by other inmates.


Though some of the rapists confessed, no charges were pressed and the police
inquiry at the time was at best belated and perfunctory.

Alice's tragic story is but one strand of this horror,
the other is the Goss ALP government's attempt to
ignore her plight and bury the incident without trace.


That attempt began when an investigation directed by former magistrate Noel Heiner
and launched by the Cooper National Party government was shut down by the Goss government when it came to power.


The Goss cabinet ordered the shredding of all the documents collected by
Heiner and this marked the beginning of the Heiner Affair.

Rudd was premier Wayne Goss's chief of staff at the time and subsequently
became the director-general of his cabinet office. It was widely held that
nothing took place within cabinet without his knowledge, and he has also
claimed his experience running Goss's cabinet has equipped him to be prime
minister of Australia.


Though both Rudd and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie claimed as recently as
last week that the shredding of the documents needed no further investigation, it
has never been fully examined.


Both Rudd and Beattie also rejected the view of former chief justice of the High
Court Sir Harry Gibbs and an unprecedented plea from a former West
Australian chief justice (David Malcolm), two retired New South Wales chief
judges (Jack Lee, now deceased, and Dr Frank McGrath), two retired New
South Wales Supreme Court justices (Roddy Meagher and Barry O'Keefe), one
of Australia's foremost QCs (Alec Shand) and a legal academic and barrister
(Alastair MacAdam) that an independent special prosecutor be appointed to
examine the matter.


The most thorough inquiry to date was conducted by a House of
Representatives committee chaired by federal MP Bronwyn Bishop, which
recommended that 'members of the Queensland cabinet at the time that the
decision was made to shred the documents gathered by the Heiner inquiry be
charged for an offence pursuant to Section 129 of the Queensland Criminal
Code Act 1899. Charges pursuant to sections 132 and 140 of the Queensland
Criminal Code Act 1899 may also arise'.

Further, a recent two-year audit of the matter by prominent Sydney QC David
Rofe, which ran to 3 000 pages contained in nine volumes, concluded there
were 67 unaddressed alleged prima facie criminal charges against the cabinet
and civil servants that needed to be urgently addressed.

Alice still suffers profound psychological problems, exacerbated by repeated
charges that she is a liar, but filed a complaint with the Queensland Police
Service in March 2006, following the release under Freedom of Information
legislation, which included evidence that the rapists had confessed to both a
staffer at the youth centre, and the director of the facility, Peter Coyne.


The documents show that not only was she raped, she was also denied her legal
rights by the Queensland police - and those entrusted with her care.

Alice has been interviewed by members of the Queensland police taskforce
Argos and a senior detective from Argos last Tuesday sought an interview with
another person who has maintained an interest in the matter.

Rudd, who describes himself as a 'compassionate Christian' has not sought any
inquiry into the attacks on the girl and has not offered any explanation of the
destruction of the documents, though he had the responsibility for the business
of the cabinet. Whether the Queensland police are now up to fully investigating
such a highly charged political matter, given their studious attempts to ignore it,
is questionable.


As a number of the nation's most senior legal figures have pointed out, there is a
strong precedent for bringing charges against those who ordered and participated in
the shredding of the Heiner material, as shown by the case brought against a
Baptist pastor Douglas Ensbey.


Ensbey suspected that a member of a family in his congregation was being
abused and, while dealing with the mother, was given pages of notes written by
the victim. The family said they would deal with the issue and asked for the
pages back, but Ensbey had guillotined them, making them difficult to read.

The victim went to the police, aged 20, and the assailant immediately confessed.

The police, however, concentrated on the sliced pages and charged Ensbey with
the destruction of evidence under S129. He was found guilty by a jury in March
2004, convicted and sentenced to two year's jail (reduced on appeal to six
months, wholly suspended).

The action of the Goss cabinet falls under the same section of the law the police
used to pursue Douglas Ensbey.

Many see parallels in the campaign by crusaders against child abuse to hound
former governor-general Peter Hollingworth from office, though it was never
alleged he was involved in a crime.


Former Opposition leader Simon Crean said: 'You cannot have people in
authority who have covered up for child sex abuse. It is as simple as that'.
And it is. But what can be said about an Opposition Leader who may have been
complicit in the illegal shredding of evidence? If the ALP stands by the
standards it applied to Hollingworth, Rudd should resign and answer the
questions that the Queensland ALP has worked hard to avoid for 19 years.

If he has a shred of decency, he would consider Alice, and her need for release
from the hell she has been forced to live in because of this nauseating cover-up.'

http://www.heineraffair.info/site_pages/tasmanian_parliament.html

Column - Put Bryce in her box
138 Comments
Andrew Bolt - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 06:25am

QUENTIN Bryce should be reminded
there’s room in this country for just one prime minister.

And she isn’t it.



Indeed, no-one ever voted to make Bryce our Governor-General,
other than the Prime Minister himself.

Yet her new job seems to have gone to her head, because our
Activist-General’s apparent pretentions to be the political leader we
neither asked for nor should want have become alarming.

Last month, for instance, Bryce called in the head of the defence forces,
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs,
Michael L’Estrange, and the Treasury Secretary, Dr Ken Henry, for official briefings.

This was a first for any governor-general, her spokesman confirmed to The Australian. (Correction: the Governor General’s office has since informed us that this report
was false. Previous governors general have also received briefings.)

And I’m not surprised: does this former sex discrimination commissioner think
her titular role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
actually gives her real power over our soldiers, sailors and airmen?

In January, Bryce forgot herself even more completely, going to a big international
conference in Dubai on renewable energy and calling on the world to fight global warming.

“We must act swiftly, act smartly and act together,” she declared.
“Australia will play its full part in the global effort to make sure we seize that opportunity.”


Er, we will?

Even our real Prime Minister is now rethinking that plan, shaken by the recession,
while the Opposition clearly wants Australia to wait a while before doing anything
that will cost jobs.

So who was Bryce speaking for? Herself?

No can do, lady.

Bryce actually knew perfectly well when she accepted the role of Governor-General
that playing politics like this was not part of the job description.


Her job now is to represent all Australians, not just Greens voters, and
to stay well clear of the politics
that would make her a polarising figure.

It’s as the late Richard McGarvie, the much-admired governor of Victoria,
judge and Labor man said—the job must go to a “respected person who remains
entirely above partisan politics and exerts a unifying influence”.


There is a critical reason for that,
beyond the fact that political meddling
by an unelected governor is undemocratic,
which is why we’d be upset if
even the Queen tried
what Bryce is now flaunting.


Even more important is that
the essential role of a governor is to make sure
the constitution works as it should.

Usually that’s an uncontroversial task—
signing into laws the Bills passed by parliament,
swearing in an elected government
and dissolving parliament

when the prime minister asks.


But as we saw with the sacking of the Whitlam government in 1975, sometimes
a governor-general must act in ways that can—if not done carefully by an
apolitical figure—have us at each other’s throats, screaming that
democracy is dead.


Bryce knows all this, but an enforced silence clearly chokes a woman
whose career was spent almost entirely on wagging an improving finger—
whether for the National Women’s Advisory Council,
the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
or
the Sex Discrimination Commission.

So while she promised to stop politicking, she couldn’t help adding:
“But that doesn’t mean you can’t express views and opinions on matters
of importance to the community.”

Or of importance to Bryce, to be exact. And off the Activist-General then hared,
leaping on political issues with barely a blush of shame.

She backed calls for paid maternity leave, just as the Rudd Government
decided to put this $450 million extravagance on the back burner.

She regally toured the Murray-Darling basin and demanded more leadership
in tackling the drought and global warming, both issues of fierce political debate—
not just between Labor and Liberal, but the Federal Government and the states.

And she launched the book version of the Garnaut Climate Change Review,
spruiking a highly tendentious tome written by Rudd’s hand-picked
adviser on global warming to fulfill a Labor election promise.


It’s hard to think of a more political document for the Governor-General to endorse,
other than the Labor Party platform itself.

I do not doubt that Bryce means well, and has seized on the
Governor-General’s job to do it. But what she wants to do comes at a
cost to the role she’s been given, and is best done by an elected and
accountable politician.


May I suggest she stand for election?

But perhaps that is now too humble an option for the rather grand Bryce,
who set a new first last month by recording a televised address to the nation.


Again, she meant well,
saying comforting things
to the victims of the Black Saturday fires.

But it was incongruous to see a woman few Australians would recognise
and none have chosen deliver a message
in a form previously reserved for a Prime Minister or Queen.


Rather above her station, I thought.
And perhaps the next time the cameras come calling to Yarralumla,
Bryce might consider that rather than get on the box,
she should get back in it.


Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce
is facing new perception of bias claims.


The Governor-General has already sought advice
on another potential conflict of interest stemming from
her daughter's marriage last year to
Labor party powerbroker Bill Shorten.


Governor-General Quentin Bryce is facing a new perception of bias claim
as she seeks advice on whether she should be involved in resolving
the nation's hung parliament.

Two years ago Opposition Leader
Tony Abbott called for a royal commission

into the controversial Heiner Affair
,
which stemmed from the Queensland Goss Labor government's
shredding of documents from an aborted inquiry into a youth centre in 1990.

Mr Abbott told parliament at the time the royal commission should examine
a "compendium of evidence" on the matter prepared by Sydney barrister David Rofe QC.

Ms Bryce, who served as Queensland Governor before becoming
Australia's first female Governor-General, was among numerous people
"adversely named"
in Mr Rofe's document, a parliamentary committee was told.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-election/governorgeneral-hit-with-new-bias-claims-20100825-13s24.html#ixzz1nUqaNjEu
true lilly wrote:Nits dilemma a head-scratcher


...when nits are detected.

A Labor insider lifts the lid on the Rudd Government.
What he claims explains the venom of the attacks against Kevin Rudd this week.

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Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM

Businessman John Gilleland at his Palm Beach home this morning during a police raid. Photo: Ben Rushton

Police this morning raided the house of
the man accused of providing secret commissions
to the Health Services Union's
former general secretary Craig Thomson
and the union's head Michael Williamson.


Detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon executed a search warrant at the
Palm Beach house of printer John Gilleland, 65, and his wife, Carron, shortly before 7am
today.


Several hours later, police from the computer crime squad arrived to assist in the search
of the Gillelands' house.



Labor MP and former HSU general secretary Craig Thomson, who was provided with a credit card by Mr Gilleland. Photo: Andrew Meares


A Herald investigation last year revealed that
Mr Williamson and Mr Thomson were provided with American Express cards
by Mr Gilleland
, who runs a graphic design and printing business.


The credit cards were issued in the names of Mr Thomson and Mr Williamson,
but were attached to Mr Gilleland's account and the bills incurred on those cards
were allegedly paid for by Mr Gilleland.


The Herald has previously reported that Mrs Gilleland allegedly complained
to senior union officials that Mr Williamson had "run amok" with the credit card.



Mr Gilleland's wife Carron complained that Union boss
Michael Williamson (pictured) had 'run amok' with the credit card he
was issued by her husband
. Photo: Ben Rushton


He even paid his private school fees on it; this was not
part of the deal,
" Mrs Gilleland allegedly said.
Mrs Gilleland today
denied that this occurred or that the converstation ever took place.


Mr Gilleland's company, Communigraphix, which he runs
from his two-storey house in Barrenjoey Road, receives $680,000 a year
to produce 10 issues of the union's newsletter,
the Health Standard.


Either offering or receiving a benefit as an inducement
to act in a certain way in business dealings may constitute a criminal
offence, which can attract penalties of up to seven years' imprisonment.


Mr Williamson, who is on paid leave from the union, and
Mr Thomson, who became the federal member for Dobell in 2007, have
denied any wrongdoing.


This morning's police raid is not the printer's first brush with the law.

In 1984, he and his brother, Ian, were arrested by federal police
over their alleged role in using their printing company to produce
counterfeit German currency.


The quality of the notes was so good that they were given a seven out of 10 rating
by the Reserve Bank.


While John Gilleland was acquitted by a jury in 1986, at a subsequent trial,
Ian was found guilty and sentenced to five years' jail.


Mr Thomson is subject of two other investigations being
conducted by the Victorian Police and Fair Work Australia
into
allegations that he used his union-issued credit card to withdraw
$100,000 in cash advances and to pay for prostitutes. This is a separate
card to the one that was the subject of today's police raid.


Do you know more? kmcclymont@smh.com.au

This reporter is on Twitter: @Kate_McClymont

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true lilly wrote:Government accused of
interfering in Thomson investigation

AAP, Yahoo!7
February 1, 2012, 5:43 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/12782817/government-accused-of-interfering-in-thomson-investigation/

But then within weeks of that News,
of this OVER 3 YEAR 'Investigation' ...

we have this Labor Horse and Pony Show ...

News poll

Who do you want as Prime Minister?

Vote
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taking up all our 'news' Space ...
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And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban

7:17AM
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COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.

true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal
Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM
true lilly wrote:Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.
Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)

After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.
Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.

Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.

While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore

Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...

Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus


The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )

...oh, and 'Ciggy' has been shown to be a complete fool

...and 'they' still think it's 'clever' to render my posts illegible,
as it's the only 'counter' 'they' have to facts
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Post  true lilly on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:20 pm

true lilly wrote:Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.

Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)


After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.

Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.
Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.

While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore

Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...

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Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus

The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )

...oh, and 'Ciggy' has been shown to be a complete fool

...and 'they' still think it's 'clever' to render my posts illegible,
as it's the only 'counter' 'they' have to facts
true lilly wrote:



...19 wins in a row from 19 starts now...
(for Victorian Bred RACEHORSE, 'Black Caviar')
equals the record...the people want her
to have her 20th race (and 20th win) in
Australia, but it looks like she will do it
[size=24]OVER SEAS...
Re: RACE AGAINST TIDE...and TIME...


Smile STAR was the name of my horse that I used to ride in these waters...

...that VICTORIAN Bred Black Caviar,
THE WORLD'S FASTEST HORSE
,
has so many MSM images involving
WATER...


The hippocamp
(as seen in this sketch from Pompeii)
is a water creature that has been referred to as
a "water horse".

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CFA, SES battle to save horseMore

Desperate race to save Astro

It was the race against tide
that pulled at the heartstrings.

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Cr Farrell seeks cash after using up expense fund
???...odd story to link to the saving of Astro...

Jan Farrell.

GEELONG councillor Jan Farrell's controversial overseas gambling
conference junket has blown out her annual $3000 council expenses tab.


Cr Farrell will front tomorrow night's council meeting to ask for an
additional $1500 to carry out her duties for the rest of the 2011-12
financial year.

The Geelong Advertiser revealed last week that
Cr Farrell had booked a trip to New Zealand for a biennial
international gambling conference, unbeknown to her fellow councillors.

It is understood to be the first ratepayer-funded overseas trip that has
not been approved by the full council, with Mayor John Mitchell and
others only learning about it days before her departure last Tuesday.

The trip was given the green light by chief executive officer Stephen
Griffin in October, under a policy that allows the CEO to endorse
spending if it doesn't take a councillor's total costs for the financial
year over $3000.

After an internal inquiry, it has since emerged that Cr Farrell has exceeded the limit
by several hundred dollars and now needs the support of her colleagues to gain an
additional $1500 for the next four months.

Cr Mitchell said officers had alerted the Beangala Ward councillor to
her over-spend, which occurred after she attended functions in January.

"She has been asked to apply through a notice of motion at Tuesday's meeting for an extension (of funds)," Cr Mitchell said.

The councillors' expenses and facilities policy allocates $3000 per year
for training programs, conferences and functions for ward and portfolio-related
attendances.

Any amount in excess is subject to the decision of the council.

Cr Farrell would be familiar with the policy, having controlled the
council's governance and democracy portfolio for six years before her
removal in January last year.

Cr Farrell, who returned on Saturday from the three-day conference in Auckland, yesterday declined to comment.

She confirmed last week she would be writing a report on her findings from
the event, that she hoped would be made publicly available.

She has previously come under fire for choosing to talk about the 2008 and
2010 trips which cost $1870 and $2595 respectively instead of
providing a written report that could have been accessed by the public.

Cr Farrell chairs the Geelong Gambling Advisory Committee and serves as a
member of the Victorian Local Government Working Group on Gambling.


Related Coverage
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Your Say
"We all complain, we all whinge, we write in our objections about this Councillor.
Now is the time, if we are all sincere, to confront this Councillor
at the full Council meeting to be held at Drysdale this Tuesday (28 Feb).
Let the Council know how we all feel and demand Cllr Farrell’s resignation
effective immediately. Or are all commentators regarding this subject
just rhetoric complainers."
Arty
_______________________
I grew up riding around here,
opposite Avalon...

Geelong Grammar School Lagoon (1961)


Geelong Grammar School - location.


...and around Lara and The You Yangs,
and into the Saddlers in the City,
and down to Breakwater for Pony Club Camp...

and down past Torquay to Jan Juc and Bells Beach
for the summer...
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Portrait of a boy riding a kelpie,
a form of Water Horse
by
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for his travels through Western Australia's Pilbara region.
There is a ...

Red Dog (film) - Red Dog (novel) - Red Dog (short story)


Red Dog dominated the 2011 Inside Film Awards.
Nominated in nine categories, it won seven.
It received the Best Feature Film award, as well as:

  • Best Actor – Josh Lucas
  • Best Direction – Kriv Stenders
  • Best Script
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Music
  • Best Box Office Achievement
  • It missed winning Best Editing and Best Production Design.


...dated 22 November, the day after Red Dog passed away.



true lilly wrote:Jolie’s right leg
Andrew Bolt Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 02:19pm


No, I’ve got no idea, either. But it’s clearly a recurring problem:


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A bit old hat. The late Sonia McMahon stole the leg show a long time ago
when visiting the White House.

Lisle of Manly (Reply)
Tue 28 Feb 12 (03:06pm)


In 1971 Sonia McMahon created a sensation when she wore a white evening dress
with a split to the very top of the thigh when visiting the Whitehouse.

It sent diplomatic ripples around the world but no doubt thrilled President Nixon. Looking back at the photos, I must say she looked fabulous.


Mem of Kew (Reply)
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Holt and U.S President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office in 1963.


Prime Minister Harold Holt with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in October 1966.


Holt during a visit to US president Lyndon B. Johnson 1 June
1967


His term as Prime Minister was brought to an early and dramatic end
in December 1967
when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach
near Portsea, Victoria
, and was presumed drowned.


Holt's disappearance triggered a leadership crisis in the Liberal Party
which briefly raised the possibility of a split in the Coalition.

On the morning of 18 December Country Party leader John McEwen publicly declared
that neither he nor his Country Party colleagues would serve in a Coalition

if the deputy Liberal leader William McMahon were elected as Liberal leader.


In 1983, British journalist Anthony Grey published a controversial book
in which he claimed that Holt had been an agent for
the People's Republic of China
and that he had been
picked up by a Chinese submarine off Portsea and taken to China.


In 1968 the newly commissioned
United States Navy Knox class destroyer escort
USS Harold E. Holt (FF-1074) was named in his honour.

She was launched by Holt's widow Dame Zara
at the Todd Shipyards in Los Angeles on 3 May 1969,
and was the first American warship
to bear the name of a foreign leader.


In 1969 a plaque commemorating Holt was bolted to the seafloor off
Cheviot Beach after a memorial ceremony. It bears the inscription:


In memory of Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, who loved the sea and disappeared hereabouts on 17 December 1967.
Other memorials include:
the suburb of Holt, Australian Capital Territory


the Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt


the Division of Holt, an electoral district in the
Australian House of Representatives in Victoria

a sundial and garden in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne


a wing for boarders at Wesley College, Melbourne


the Harold Holt Fisheries Reserves –
five protected areas in southern Port Phillip,
located at Swan Bay, Point Lonsdale, Mud Islands,

Point Nepean and Pope’s Eye (The Annulus).


By way of a folk memorial, he is recalled in the Australian vernacular expression
"do a Harold Holt" (or "do the Harry"), rhyming slang for "do a bolt" meaning
"to disappear suddenly and without explanation", although this is usually employed
in the context of disappearance from a social gathering rather than a case of presumed
death.[13]


Melbourne's Harold Holt Swim Centre Photo by Lincoln Ponton


Yes, CAUTION indeed,
VERY, 'DEEP WATER'...


Prime Minister Harold Holt with
US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
at The Pentagon in July 1966.
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Post  true lilly on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:18 pm

Heated debate: Mums 'should be allowed to kill newborns'

Should mums be able to kill their newborns?
Yes
10.6% (445 votes) Evil or Very Mad
No 89.4% (3754 votes)
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181 comments, with many claiming 'it's only academic',
while all have either ignored, OR,
moderators have DISALLOWED further discussion on:

The paper also draws attention to

the FACT that INFANTACIDE
IS PRACTICED in the NETHERLANDS.

That is a fact, that exposes why so many who
claim, 'it's only academic'
, also
avoid the fact that it is the 'academics'
who decide which students 'pass',
and which 'fail', to join them in the
'respected' positions that
empowers them to legislate,
'the philosophies of man', as The Laws,
we are told we must 'live' by.
true lilly wrote:
true lilly wrote:Lose lose for Labor at today's showdown

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard
will emerge victorious today
from a battle with Kevin Rudd
but with her leadership potentially crippled.


  • Rudd: 'Julia and Wayne pushed me to drop ETS'
  • Simon Benson: Killing two birds with just one vote
  • Flying away: G-G takes her leave in a crisis
  • Short odds: $300,000 bet on PM
  • Accusation: Roxon was 'two-faced' after 2010 coup
  • Editorial: Complete rebuild of Labor required

Reminds me of when LABOR Appointed
Chief of Police Christine NIXON
wasn't around DURING THE PEAK of
The VICTORIA FIRES CRISIS...

Governor-General Quentin Bryce
takes her leave in a crisis

Patrick Lion Political Reporter
The Daily Telegraph
February 27, 2012
12:25AM


Prime Minister Julia Gillard meeting with Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Pic: David Foote Source: The Daily Telegraph


GOVERNOR-General Quentin Bryce
has flown out of the country for the week
despite the potential for Australia's
worst constitutional crisis
in almost four decades.


Ms Bryce left Australia yesterday morning for a five-day tour of New Zealand
ahead
of the extraordinary challenge to the leadership of Prime Minister
Julia Gillard today and the volatile situation if Kevin Rudd wins and
had to form a minority government.


After a week of the Labor government imploding, Mr Rudd's ministerial resignation and
unprecedented bitter infighting among Ms Gillard and her senior cabinet ministers,
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott may also move a no-confidence motion
when parliament resumes.


A spokeswoman for Ms Bryce yesterday said the trip was a long-planned state visit and
that NSW Governor Marie Bashir, as the most senior state governor, had replaced her
as administrator of the head of state's office.


"We fly back into Sydney on Thursday night," a spokeswoman for Ms Bryce told
The Daily Telegraph
from Auckland. "We don't expect any issues. It was long-planned."


But the spokeswoman would not comment on whether Ms Bryce had asked for legal advice
on Mr Rudd winning, having to renegotiate with the independents and asking her to form
a minority government.
"We don't comment on political issues," the spokeswoman said.


One constitutional law expert,
who did not wish to be named,
said that while Ms Bryce
may only be a few hours flight away
it was a strange decision.
true lilly wrote:

Tasmanian parliament
Download hansard.
JUSTICE - THE 'HEINER AFFAIR'
[6.07 p.m.]
Mr MICHAEL HODGMAN (Denison) -

As Her Majesty's shadow attorney-general for the State of Tasmania,
I wish to raise a matter of injustice which has concerned me greatly,
and I will be, with the consent of the minister, tabling in the House and
making available to Hansard, the full article written by Australia's leading writer,
Piers Akerman, and published nationally under the headline 'Tragic tale needs ending'.
It relates to what has become known as the 'Heiner affair'.

It arises in Queensland but it is a matter of concern to all in Australia who
are committed to the pursuit of justice. The article speaks for itself, but I am grateful to
the minister for allowing me to table it because it will save me reading it into Hansard.

Piers Akerman puts a very strong case for a proper judicial inquiry
into a shocking injustice, an injustice which has been covered up for 19 years.

It was raised at the Standing Committee of Shadow Attorneys-General meeting
in Sydney on Friday, which I attended;
it was chaired by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP.

It
was further raised at the national conference of Australians for a
Constitutional Monarchy, which I addressed in Sydney the following day.

I seek leave to table the article by Piers Akerman and have it incorporated into Hansard.
I commend it to all members. If you accept, as I do, that the case here is overwhelming,
then the matter will be listed for proper debate in this Parliament at a later time.
Justice delayed is justice denied. The girl who suffered this massive injustice needs to
have the matter put right and I appeal to all of you to read the article carefully and
I hope you will support me when I intend to bring the matter back to the Parliament
for debate later this session.


Leave granted.


The article read as follows -
'Tragic tale needs ending
Federal Opposition leader Kevin Rudd may be called to answer questions
relating to the destruction of evidence as a police investigation into the rape of
Queensland girl 19 years ago gains new momentum.

The girl, who we will call Alice, was just 14 at the time and resident at the
John Oxley Youth Detention Centre, in the care of the Queensland Government,
when she was gang raped by other inmates.


Though some of the rapists confessed, no charges were pressed and the police
inquiry at the time was at best belated and perfunctory.

Alice's tragic story is but one strand of this horror,
the other is the Goss ALP government's attempt to
ignore her plight and bury the incident without trace.


That attempt began when an investigation directed by former magistrate Noel Heiner
and launched by the Cooper National Party government was shut down by the Goss government when it came to power.


The Goss cabinet ordered the shredding of all the documents collected by
Heiner and this marked the beginning of the Heiner Affair.

Rudd was premier Wayne Goss's chief of staff at the time and subsequently
became the director-general of his cabinet office. It was widely held that
nothing took place within cabinet without his knowledge, and he has also
claimed his experience running Goss's cabinet has equipped him to be prime
minister of Australia.


Though both Rudd and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie claimed as recently as
last week that the shredding of the documents needed no further investigation, it
has never been fully examined.


Both Rudd and Beattie also rejected the view of former chief justice of the High
Court Sir Harry Gibbs and an unprecedented plea from a former West
Australian chief justice (David Malcolm), two retired New South Wales chief
judges (Jack Lee, now deceased, and Dr Frank McGrath), two retired New
South Wales Supreme Court justices (Roddy Meagher and Barry O'Keefe), one
of Australia's foremost QCs (Alec Shand) and a legal academic and barrister
(Alastair MacAdam) that an independent special prosecutor be appointed to
examine the matter.


The most thorough inquiry to date was conducted by a House of
Representatives committee chaired by federal MP Bronwyn Bishop, which
recommended that 'members of the Queensland cabinet at the time that the
decision was made to shred the documents gathered by the Heiner inquiry be
charged for an offence pursuant to Section 129 of the Queensland Criminal
Code Act 1899. Charges pursuant to sections 132 and 140 of the Queensland
Criminal Code Act 1899 may also arise'.

Further, a recent two-year audit of the matter by prominent Sydney QC David
Rofe, which ran to 3 000 pages contained in nine volumes, concluded there
were 67 unaddressed alleged prima facie criminal charges against the cabinet
and civil servants that needed to be urgently addressed.

Alice still suffers profound psychological problems, exacerbated by repeated
charges that she is a liar, but filed a complaint with the Queensland Police
Service in March 2006, following the release under Freedom of Information
legislation, which included evidence that the rapists had confessed to both a
staffer at the youth centre, and the director of the facility, Peter Coyne.


The documents show that not only was she raped, she was also denied her legal
rights by the Queensland police - and those entrusted with her care.

Alice has been interviewed by members of the Queensland police taskforce
Argos and a senior detective from Argos last Tuesday sought an interview with
another person who has maintained an interest in the matter.

Rudd, who describes himself as a 'compassionate Christian' has not sought any
inquiry into the attacks on the girl and has not offered any explanation of the
destruction of the documents, though he had the responsibility for the business
of the cabinet. Whether the Queensland police are now up to fully investigating
such a highly charged political matter, given their studious attempts to ignore it,
is questionable.


As a number of the nation's most senior legal figures have pointed out, there is a
strong precedent for bringing charges against those who ordered and participated in
the shredding of the Heiner material, as shown by the case brought against a
Baptist pastor Douglas Ensbey.


Ensbey suspected that a member of a family in his congregation was being
abused and, while dealing with the mother, was given pages of notes written by
the victim. The family said they would deal with the issue and asked for the
pages back, but Ensbey had guillotined them, making them difficult to read.

The victim went to the police, aged 20, and the assailant immediately confessed.

The police, however, concentrated on the sliced pages and charged Ensbey with
the destruction of evidence under S129. He was found guilty by a jury in March
2004, convicted and sentenced to two year's jail (reduced on appeal to six
months, wholly suspended).

The action of the Goss cabinet falls under the same section of the law the police
used to pursue Douglas Ensbey.

Many see parallels in the campaign by crusaders against child abuse to hound
former governor-general Peter Hollingworth from office, though it was never
alleged he was involved in a crime.


Former Opposition leader Simon Crean said: 'You cannot have people in
authority who have covered up for child sex abuse. It is as simple as that'.
And it is. But what can be said about an Opposition Leader who may have been
complicit in the illegal shredding of evidence? If the ALP stands by the
standards it applied to Hollingworth, Rudd should resign and answer the
questions that the Queensland ALP has worked hard to avoid for 19 years.

If he has a shred of decency, he would consider Alice, and her need for release
from the hell she has been forced to live in because of this nauseating cover-up.'

http://www.heineraffair.info/site_pages/tasmanian_parliament.html

Column - Put Bryce in her box
138 Comments
Andrew Bolt - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 06:25am

QUENTIN Bryce should be reminded
there’s room in this country for just one prime minister.

And she isn’t it.



Indeed, no-one ever voted to make Bryce our Governor-General,
other than the Prime Minister himself.

Yet her new job seems to have gone to her head, because our
Activist-General’s apparent pretentions to be the political leader we
neither asked for nor should want have become alarming.

Last month, for instance, Bryce called in the head of the defence forces,
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs,
Michael L’Estrange, and the Treasury Secretary, Dr Ken Henry, for official briefings.

This was a first for any governor-general, her spokesman confirmed to The Australian. (Correction: the Governor General’s office has since informed us that this report
was false. Previous governors general have also received briefings.)

And I’m not surprised: does this former sex discrimination commissioner think
her titular role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
actually gives her real power over our soldiers, sailors and airmen?

In January, Bryce forgot herself even more completely, going to a big international
conference in Dubai on renewable energy and calling on the world to fight global warming.

“We must act swiftly, act smartly and act together,” she declared.
“Australia will play its full part in the global effort to make sure we seize that opportunity.”


Er, we will?

Even our real Prime Minister is now rethinking that plan, shaken by the recession,
while the Opposition clearly wants Australia to wait a while before doing anything
that will cost jobs.

So who was Bryce speaking for? Herself?

No can do, lady.

Bryce actually knew perfectly well when she accepted the role of Governor-General
that playing politics like this was not part of the job description.


Her job now is to represent all Australians, not just Greens voters, and
to stay well clear of the politics
that would make her a polarising figure.

It’s as the late Richard McGarvie, the much-admired governor of Victoria,
judge and Labor man said—the job must go to a “respected person who remains
entirely above partisan politics and exerts a unifying influence”.


There is a critical reason for that,
beyond the fact that political meddling
by an unelected governor is undemocratic,
which is why we’d be upset if
even the Queen tried
what Bryce is now flaunting.


Even more important is that
the essential role of a governor is to make sure
the constitution works as it should.

Usually that’s an uncontroversial task—
signing into laws the Bills passed by parliament,
swearing in an elected government
and dissolving parliament

when the prime minister asks.


But as we saw with the sacking of the Whitlam government in 1975, sometimes
a governor-general must act in ways that can—if not done carefully by an
apolitical figure—have us at each other’s throats, screaming that
democracy is dead.


Bryce knows all this, but an enforced silence clearly chokes a woman
whose career was spent almost entirely on wagging an improving finger—
whether for the National Women’s Advisory Council,
the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
or
the Sex Discrimination Commission.

So while she promised to stop politicking, she couldn’t help adding:
“But that doesn’t mean you can’t express views and opinions on matters
of importance to the community.”

Or of importance to Bryce, to be exact. And off the Activist-General then hared,
leaping on political issues with barely a blush of shame.

She backed calls for paid maternity leave, just as the Rudd Government
decided to put this $450 million extravagance on the back burner.

She regally toured the Murray-Darling basin and demanded more leadership
in tackling the drought and global warming, both issues of fierce political debate—
not just between Labor and Liberal, but the Federal Government and the states.

And she launched the book version of the Garnaut Climate Change Review,
spruiking a highly tendentious tome written by Rudd’s hand-picked
adviser on global warming to fulfill a Labor election promise.


It’s hard to think of a more political document for the Governor-General to endorse,
other than the Labor Party platform itself.

I do not doubt that Bryce means well, and has seized on the
Governor-General’s job to do it. But what she wants to do comes at a
cost to the role she’s been given, and is best done by an elected and
accountable politician.


May I suggest she stand for election?

But perhaps that is now too humble an option for the rather grand Bryce,
who set a new first last month by recording a televised address to the nation.


Again, she meant well,
saying comforting things
to the victims of the Black Saturday fires.

But it was incongruous to see a woman few Australians would recognise
and none have chosen deliver a message
in a form previously reserved for a Prime Minister or Queen.


Rather above her station, I thought.
And perhaps the next time the cameras come calling to Yarralumla,
Bryce might consider that rather than get on the box,
she should get back in it.


Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce
is facing new perception of bias claims.


The Governor-General has already sought advice
on another potential conflict of interest stemming from
her daughter's marriage last year to
Labor party powerbroker Bill Shorten.


Governor-General Quentin Bryce is facing a new perception of bias claim
as she seeks advice on whether she should be involved in resolving
the nation's hung parliament.

Two years ago Opposition Leader
Tony Abbott called for a royal commission

into the controversial Heiner Affair
,
which stemmed from the Queensland Goss Labor government's
shredding of documents from an aborted inquiry into a youth centre in 1990.

Mr Abbott told parliament at the time the royal commission should examine
a "compendium of evidence" on the matter prepared by Sydney barrister David Rofe QC.

Ms Bryce, who served as Queensland Governor before becoming
Australia's first female Governor-General, was among numerous people
"adversely named"
in Mr Rofe's document, a parliamentary committee was told.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-election/governorgeneral-hit-with-new-bias-claims-20100825-13s24.html#ixzz1nUqaNjEu
true lilly wrote:Nits dilemma a head-scratcher


...when nits are detected.

A Labor insider lifts the lid on the Rudd Government.
What he claims explains the venom of the attacks against Kevin Rudd this week.

Read More

true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM

Businessman John Gilleland at his Palm Beach home this morning during a police raid. Photo: Ben Rushton

Police this morning raided the house of
the man accused of providing secret commissions
to the Health Services Union's
former general secretary Craig Thomson
and the union's head Michael Williamson.


Detectives from Strike Force Carnarvon executed a search warrant at the
Palm Beach house of printer John Gilleland, 65, and his wife, Carron, shortly before 7am
today.


Several hours later, police from the computer crime squad arrived to assist in the search
of the Gillelands' house.



Labor MP and former HSU general secretary Craig Thomson, who was provided with a credit card by Mr Gilleland. Photo: Andrew Meares


A Herald investigation last year revealed that
Mr Williamson and Mr Thomson were provided with American Express cards
by Mr Gilleland
, who runs a graphic design and printing business.


The credit cards were issued in the names of Mr Thomson and Mr Williamson,
but were attached to Mr Gilleland's account and the bills incurred on those cards
were allegedly paid for by Mr Gilleland.


The Herald has previously reported that Mrs Gilleland allegedly complained
to senior union officials that Mr Williamson had "run amok" with the credit card.



Mr Gilleland's wife Carron complained that Union boss
Michael Williamson (pictured) had 'run amok' with the credit card he
was issued by her husband
. Photo: Ben Rushton


He even paid his private school fees on it; this was not
part of the deal,
" Mrs Gilleland allegedly said.
Mrs Gilleland today
denied that this occurred or that the converstation ever took place.


Mr Gilleland's company, Communigraphix, which he runs
from his two-storey house in Barrenjoey Road, receives $680,000 a year
to produce 10 issues of the union's newsletter,
the Health Standard.


Either offering or receiving a benefit as an inducement
to act in a certain way in business dealings may constitute a criminal
offence, which can attract penalties of up to seven years' imprisonment.


Mr Williamson, who is on paid leave from the union, and
Mr Thomson, who became the federal member for Dobell in 2007, have
denied any wrongdoing.


This morning's police raid is not the printer's first brush with the law.

In 1984, he and his brother, Ian, were arrested by federal police
over their alleged role in using their printing company to produce
counterfeit German currency.


The quality of the notes was so good that they were given a seven out of 10 rating
by the Reserve Bank.


While John Gilleland was acquitted by a jury in 1986, at a subsequent trial,
Ian was found guilty and sentenced to five years' jail.


Mr Thomson is subject of two other investigations being
conducted by the Victorian Police and Fair Work Australia
into
allegations that he used his union-issued credit card to withdraw
$100,000 in cash advances and to pay for prostitutes. This is a separate
card to the one that was the subject of today's police raid.


Do you know more? kmcclymont@smh.com.au

This reporter is on Twitter: @Kate_McClymont

Read more:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thomson-union-printer-raided-over-credit-card-20120224-1trn9.html#ixzz1nKPrN39r
true lilly wrote:Government accused of
interfering in Thomson investigation

AAP, Yahoo!7
February 1, 2012, 5:43 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/12782817/government-accused-of-interfering-in-thomson-investigation/

But then within weeks of that News,
of this OVER 3 YEAR 'Investigation' ...

we have this Labor Horse and Pony Show ...

News poll

Who do you want as Prime Minister?

Vote
Related Link:Rudd vs Gillard: It's on
taking up all our 'news' Space ...
true lilly wrote:Icke...CONspiracy trolls...scrote...

And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal

Baron Cohen warns West over Oscars ban

7:17AM
NewsCore
COMIC'S alter ego,
Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, threatens West
with "unimaginable consequences" unless sanction is lifted.

true lilly wrote:And Labor still thinks Rudd is the bigger scandal
Thomson union printer raided over credit card
Kate McClymont
February 24, 2012 - 6:22PM
true lilly wrote:Has anyone stopped to ask Ms Gillard if she thinks Rudd
has basically been running a destabilising campaign against Labor and is
a flake, then why did she give him such an important role as Foreign
Minister ?

Surely this assignment reflects badly on Ms Gillard if she give out
these jobs on the basis of her own survival rather than the national
interest.

It seems to me neither Gillard nor Rudd are going to be able to form any
kind of stable government with these tensions and open hatreds, so
surely they own it to the people who pay their wages to call an election
and let them decide.
Scooter (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:44pm)

After two days of this circus, and having now watched
interviews on 7.30 and Lateline, why is it that it is only now that the
interviewers are demanding answers?


If only they had approached their jobs with such determination over the
past 5 years, this country may have avoided the disaster that we have
all had to endure— a disaster that will have impacts long after this
bunch of incompetents are turfed out of government.
Ian of Burpengary (Reply)Thu 23 Feb 12 (11:54pm)


Yesterday Kevin Rudd’s administration was described as “chaotic and
dysfunctional” and hence he was deposed. So someone who was at the time
known to run a “chaotic and dysfunctional” administration is then given
the job as foreign minister
representing Australian interests abroad.

I fail to see how that was in the “National Interest”.

Party interest maybe, but certainly not National interest.

While Nero Fiddled of Australia (Reply)Fri 24 Feb 12 (01:01am)
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/tips_for_friday_february_24/#commentsmore

Well one thing we can't deny, is that under Gillard...

Julia Gillard's first day as PM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard emerges from the leadership ballot
with Wayne Swan after defeating Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares


Julia Gillard with Quentin Bryce at Government House
after being sworn in as Prime Minister. Photo: Brendan Esposito
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/after-the-tumult-enter-the-new-pm-20100624-z3hv.html#ixzz1nFvCWksE
June 25, 2010

...The GREENS have been shown to be The ENEMY...
...here you go, The Link 'they' DON'T want clicked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MpLocFQus


The Greens leader Bob brown wants a Global Parliament
that's a global government not a conspiracy now its fact .
National Press Club ABC 29/June/2011 (for those outside Australia

"The Greens" are Australia's 3rd biggest party
militant about imposing their carbon agenda )

...oh, and 'Ciggy' has been shown to be a complete fool

...and 'they' still think it's 'clever' to render my posts illegible,
as it's the only 'counter' 'they' have to facts
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