Hold the front page 3/8/2012
After today’s main lead in The Australian, it would not surprise if we have a new prime minister within the week. There’s historical importance in the national newspaper’s news and background revelations so it’s better value to buy the paper than waste time on Google shifties. Ned Kelly, your national notoriety is under challenge.
This matter — potentially the most damaging political story in decades — is not going away, despite lack of interest by The Age and the ABC.
The Australian continues to publish damning information of vital national interest:
Ian Cambridge, then national head of the AWU (and now a Fair Work commissioner), stated in an affidavit in the Industrial Relations Court in 1996 that he was “unable to understand how Slater and Gordon, who were then acting for the Victoria Branch of the Union, could have permitted the use of funds which were obviously taken from the union, in the purchase of private property of this nature, without seeking and obtaining proper authority from the union”.
The Slater and Gordon partner responsible left the firm suddenly after this matter came to the attention of principals and has not practised law again.
Given that partner’s present position, the lack of attention by news outlets such as The Age and the ABC, is disgraceful and the few honourable journalists employed there should be angry and ashamed.
Had Tony Abbott in his past drawn up contracts that enabled crooks to rip off companies and a major union the luvvie media would be all over it like blowies on a steamer.