Gillard’s woes


…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Its (I’m not game enough to write ‘her’ so as not to be accused of ‘misogyny’ in the new definition of that word by its sisters at Macquarie Dictionary) popularity is now so high that its admirers are composing and performing songs about it.

While you are listening to the song, think about the public money which disappeared since Federal Labor came to power. Is it conceivable that it was not all just wasted, but some diverted to perhaps less “young and naive” slush fund? Modus operandi has been established a long time ago and the principals’ integrity or lack thereof… But it would seem inconceivable – politicians dishonest? Politicians stealing? Then again, there are precedents, even on Fog of Chaos’ NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST):

13th December, 1918 :The Australian Governor General today dismissed the Minister for Trade and Customs, Jens Jensen, on the advice of the Acting prime Minister. The unprecedented sacking followed Mr Jensen’s refusal to resign over findings of the Royal Commission on the administration of the Defence and Navy Departments. The Royal Commission exonerated Mr Jensen, but found that purchases made under his Ministry were unsatisfactory.

The Commission also examined payments made to Senator Long, from Tasmania, by the vendors of a wireless station bought for the Navy under Mr Jensen’s Ministry.

17th December, 1947 :The Tasmanian Premier, Robert Cosgrove, has resigned after a Royal Commission decided that he had a case to answer on charges that he had been paid sums of money for a Labor Party fund he controlled, allegedly in return for favours sought by transport and racing interests.

 And not yet history:

1st November, 2012: New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption opened of a five-month inquiry into some of the most senior cabinet ministers in the former Labor state government. It will focus not only on allegations concerning former Treasurer Mr Eric Roozendaal’s purchase in 2007 but also accusations that coal licences worth millions of dollars were issued corruptly.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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4 Responses to Gillard’s woes

  1. Guesso says:

    Rotten unions lead to a rotten party and to a rotten government. If you are able to steal with impunity for so long, why would you stop? What or who would stop you? Your accomplices? The mere fact that you are a minister?

  2. kate mote says:

    People who only watch TV and read msm would not know what this is all about.

  3. purser says:

    All Aus trade unions should be investigated, perhaps by royal commissions chaired by overseas judges. Julia and Thomson are just a tip of that iceberg.

  4. Vobotoff says:

    Dishonest to the core, she is.

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