Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rum and Rebellion

It is extraordinary that the ABC news is calling Eddie Obeid as corrupt. He has not been convicted of anything. Our ABC is clearly confident that it won't be sued.

I can't recall how long ago I read or heard that the Obeid family owned the cafes at Circular Quay where we have eaten a few times, but it was years not months.

Happy face that all this is coming out at http://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/ but sad face that NSW has been so corrupt for so long.

Much thanks for the exposure must go to Sydney Morning Herald journalist Kate McCylmont.  She is a tenacious and brave gem and she has not received a public gong yet afaik, and she should very soon.

Very sad face that this mostly happened under Labor Party watch. NSW Labor, and its controlling right wing. Labor's right wing has truly scary for a long time. Whatever will come out when a former and quite old NSW Labor Premier dies??? We will live in nifty times.

9 comments:

  1. The ABC has been using the word 'corrupt'? Ignoring the presumption of innocence?

    It will be a sad day when we can't sit back and relax, trusting no one would ever use power, position or connections to their own advantage. I would hate to become cynical.

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    1. FC, corruption is one of the worst thing for society. It needs to be stamped on heavily.

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  2. Difficult to post a comment if you don't know what you are talking about, lol ! I am back from sunny France into rainy Belgium.

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    1. And you avoided the storms I think Gattina?

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  3. I suppose the ABC is relying on the ICAC's finding that Obeid acted 'corruptly' with regards to the Mount Penny Mining Tenement.

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    1. I guess so Victor, but it is not a court of judgement, more one of findings?

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    1. River, I follow NSW politics a bit, just so I can have a go at Victor and his self satisfaction that he lives in Australia's most superior city.

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    2. Undoubtedly so, Andrew. Not just live here; born and bred too.

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