Monday, September 24, 2012


Our friend who was a policeman in the Northern Territory has always said, if there is murder, look very closely at the family. From when he told me that, I have observed that he was pretty well on the mark. While I am not suggesting, only thinking, maybe this is apt re the Irish born ABC lass. Regardless, it is highly probable that she met with foul play and that is terribly sad.

And in other news, should a posh private school pay the wages of the school Principal's live in same sex lover/house keeper/child carer?


  1. I'm going with no Andrew..but explain the reference to 'same sex'? It's like saying if I had a housekeeper..I wish.. should P's employer pay for it..wonder if we should try it haha!
    Shocking about the ABC lass, it's not looking good.

  2. I always am sad when a family member of the victim is accused of murder. Not only are they mourning their loss but then it is compounded by being accused of killing the victim. Fine, if they did it but what if they didn't. This always reminds me of the Jon Bennett murder where the parents were suspect and put through hell by the police and worse, the public who was so anxious to accuse.

  3. Before I heard something on the news about a lane and a handbag my first reaction was the reporter had shot through. I do hope she is okay, whatever has happened.

    If we are talking about the posh school I think we are talking about I think such a payment might be of the 'fringe benefits' variety. And such housekeeping arrangements would explain why my 'radar' started making noises when I saw a picture of the way the prinicipal dresses. There is one member of the school board who would be a formidable opponent. I think said principal should have accepted the offer of a dignified but quiet resignation at the end of the year instead of adopting the public bitch fight tactic.

  4. Same sex? I would have thought a posh private school would offer different sex!

    1. TY Victor, you've started my day with a bang.

  5. Re the private school's principal.

    I have no idea about the financial merits of the Board's arguments, but I know that their behaviour was disgusting. Could it be because the princpal was a woman, and an assertive woman at that? Or because she is an educationalist and they are sleazy profiteers?

    The ones who are suffering most are the students!

  6. Yes they should pay!! ;)

  7. Try it Grace, but it is risky.

    Rubye, yes it is truly horrible if a family member is under suspicion and is not guilty. As you know, people of put to death without being guilty.

    FC, someone really screwed up that it became so public.

    Victor, alternative sex? No, that would be at an alternative school.

    Hels, it is so messy, I can't judge who might be right or wrong. At such a school, having a female principal ought not be an issue, not that it should be anywhere else.

  8. Anonymous3:57 pm

    Nothing new. It's common knowledge that the husband/partner is often the culprit.

  9. Anon, but no one is suggesting that it is the case in this situation. We'll watch the police go about their methodical investigations and find a culprit, if there is one.

  10. Should the school pay?
    Well, that depends...did the school hire the live-in person? Then yes, the school pays.
    Did the Principal hire the live-in person?
    Then the Principal should pay.

    Murder is a horrible, horrible thing to have happen, no matter who does the deed. Family, stranger, makes no difference to the victim, although there is more trauma for the survivors if the perpetrator was a trusted family friend or member. How can they ever trust again?

  11. Colin8:20 pm

    I shall refrain from comments of what I may think on this issue - but I will say/write that River is 100% correct on both issues.

  12. River, nicely boiled down to the essence.

    No difference in the ultimate, but in the micro second before, how much worse it would be if it was someone you knew and trusted.

    Colin, River has a good deal of common sense. Btw, a post about your part of the country tomorrow.

  13. In today's Age:

    ALMOST 600 people last night unanimously passed a motion of no confidence in the board of elite Melbourne school Methodist Ladies College over the sacking of principal Rosa Storelli. A public meeting of supporters of Ms Storelli also called on the board, which is chaired by Melbourne University Publishing CEO, Louise Adler, to resign. The 2½ hour meeting also called for the reinstatement of Ms Storelli.

    That doesn't mean there cannot be a proper financial investigation and perhaps trial in the future.

  14. Hels, what I found very interesting is the apparent rift between the board and the church.