It should start by investigating itself

The Attorney-General has announced a quarter of a billion dollar barrel of pork for Labor lawyers.
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24 Responses to It should start by investigating itself

  1. Lee says:

    To say I have the greatest cynicism of Labor’s anti-corruption commission is putting it mildly.

  2. C.L. says:

    I see the bill will exempt journalists and public service “whistleblowers” from revealing their sources or being identified.
    So we know what’s going to happen when the Liberals are in office.

  3. Buccaneer says:

    They won’t wait for them to be back in office, they’ve made it retrospective. They’ll be straight into Scomo.

  4. C.L. says:

    Good point, Bucc.
    This is going to be an absolute rort.

    Quarter of a BILLION dollars.
    That’s just for starters.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It should start by investigating itself

    Which is the one thing it won’t do.
    Nor anyone on the left of politics.

  6. Lee says:

    I see the bill will exempt journalists and public service “whistleblowers” from revealing their sources or being identified.

    So they could potentially lie their heads off, make up stuff, and be protected by anonymity.
    Although there are often legitimate grounds for whistleblowers, this whole business makes me very uneasy, particularly if a anti-corruption commission is going to be, as I suspect, weaponised for political purposes à la the Democrats.

  7. NoFixedAddress says:

    Labor gets into government to do what the LNP were not ‘game’ to do.

    They are both beholden to overseas powers.

    Why not have a plebiscite to make every Federal electorate a State?

  8. NoFixedAddress says:

    Most electorates have a greater population than the original ‘States’ that voted for Federation!

  9. Petros says:

    We need the large states to wrest power back from the federal government. The US works well because the states have a lot of power and can offer different options to the public. They provide intranational competition. If you want an abortion, go to California. You want open carry, go to Arkansas. You want to smoke cannabis, go to Colorado. Our Australian states have become homogenised and we are worse off for it.

  10. Riversutra says:

    Mark Dreyfus has revealed the National Anti-Corruption Commission will be able to investigate “serious or systemic conduct by ANY PERSON that could adversely affect the honesty or impartiality of a public official’s conduct”. Third parties are in!!

    Open slather on anyone who needs taking down.
    It’s not the accusation , it’s the huge segment of your life and the costs of defending yourself from bogus anonymous claims. See Hawthorn football coaches and staff.

  11. NoFixedAddress says:

    The so called “Liberal Party of Australia” are American style ‘liberals’.

    They are the Australian equivalent of the American Democrat Party including the AOC equivalents, particularly at the State level… Hi Mat!

    I wonder how many ‘seats’ the Guy’s will win in Victoria’s November “elections”?

  12. Not Trampis says:

    as usual the link has nothing to do with the headline.

    what is with the quarter of a billion dollars and what exactly are labor lawyers remembering of course Australia has legal practitioners and no lawyers

  13. C.L. says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Joe.
    You still haven’t said if the body should investigate the Albanese government accepting a bribe from the CFMEU to drop the building commission.


  14. cuckoo says:

    Better make sure there are no random bottles of Grange Hermitage anywhere on your premises.

  15. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    and what exactly are labor lawyers remembering of course Australia has legal practitioners and no lawyers

    Maybe you should ask around. I recall mention of such a group in the media, though that is no guarantee of accuracy

  16. Old School Conservative says:

    I’ve not heard of any time limit on retrospectivity.
    Since the new body can take complaints from any person, the Libs should attack immediately and go back into the history of Labor decision making.

  17. Buccaneer says:

    It would be smart to drag the Khemlani loan scandal there immediately. Also to look at every decision made by a labour government wrt to superannuation. Including the decisions to mandate and raise contributions.

  18. C.L. says:

    Tony Thomas has an adults-only piece at Quadrant on Bob Hawke’s revolting misuse of women and his gambling degeneracy – bankrolled by Peter Abeles. What did Abeles get in return?

    SBS couldn’t join the dots in a 25th anniversary piece entitled Hawke cabinet stood firm on pilots.

    Much to the nation’s surprise Hawke sided with the airlines, including Ansett which was owned by his close friend Sir Peter Abeles.

    Hawke declared he was prepared for war with the pilots union, and confidential cabinet minutes released by the National Archives of Australia reveal the lengths the prime minister was prepared to go.

  19. Terry says:

    Obviously, the Komissionars will have suitable “discretion” (and incentives) over what is and is not investigated, and will be extraordinarily adept at looking into the “correct” matters (real or invented – preferably invented.)

    It just would not be in the “public interest” to show the nation’s Korruptocrats in a bad light. ‘Nothing to see here!’ No need to startle the herd now.

    Besides, it’s only a quarter-$Bil. That ain’t going to go far after we’re finished gravy-training, “perking up”, and star-chambering a bunch of innocents in a bid to give the great grift an air of “legitimacy”.

  20. Buccaneer says:

    It’s the old pea and thimble trick, straight off the bat from the Albo government. Sleight of hand, distraction, draw your attention to the other side. Deliver only the things that entrench their power.

    They could fix that perception by investigating how IBAC held in camera interviews with Dan Andrews when their remit suggests this is not an option.

  21. a reader says:

    To be fair though CL, Hawke was right on the pilots. I’d probably be kicked out of the industry for saying it

  22. Old Lefty says:

    Meanwhile we have Jayne Jagot (i.e. Mrs McClellan) on the High Court. No surprise there.

    Keane, whom she replaces, was widely regarded as a Labor man while a barrister but is a jurist of high calibre and has infuriated the left by putting his duty to the law first while on the bench. (Legal contacts think the judgement in the Pell appeal reads like his drafting.) It will be interesting to watch the successor.

  23. Not Trampis says:

    so as usual CL link has no basis for his attack.
    He di not know that there are no lawyers in australia only legal practitioners.
    thus anything else he said what was crap

  24. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    He di not know that there are no lawyers in australia only legal practitioners.

    Go look up the Yellow Pages (you might need to go back to pre-school first for a second chance at learning to read). You will find that a lot of “legal practicioners” advertise their firms with titles that include the word “lawyers”.

    Thus, anything else you said was crap. (Your final sentence was badly written even by your sloppy standard.)

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