Bought-her Gate

Details of the Albanese government’s $2.5 million reward for Brittany Higgins have been leaked.
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18 Responses to Bought-her Gate

  1. Texas Jack says:

    Definitely worth reading Cameron Milner in today’s Oz.

    Gallagher appears to have been so keen to be fitting in with her new pals, Wong and former senator Kristina Keneally, she forgot entirely the duty of care she had to Higgins. Scoring political points against Reynolds takes all the skill of clubbing a baby seal.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’s goooood to be in the nomenklatura.

  3. Buccaneer says:

    Albo has cheated the Australian taxpayers, Higgins was offered a $300,000 advance on a book deal after these allegations were made public.

    They are taking us all for mugs.

  4. Christine says:

    “duty of care”
    The young woman had deliberately avoided medical care and police involvement.
    She was well enough to go, with a smile on her face, to her workplace in the early hours with a male companion. She was giving speeches and negotiating a book deal.
    No sympathy for her. No compensation deserved.

    Now a senator claims sexual harassment and didn’t say if she’d taken her complaint to the police. (Imagine the male reckless enough to approach this termagant)

  5. C.L. says:


    David Sharaz was Sunrise Cash Cow.

    This pair have more in common than I thought.

  6. Riversutra says:

    C’mon, have a little sympathy for Brittany, she is beset on all sides, even Grace Tame deleted an Instagram post in which she declared Higgins was her friend and a “national hero.”
    Let’s not abandon the SS Brittany as she goes down (clean minds, people) and instead let’s get the hashtag “Sympathy for Brittany” trending.

  7. Buccaneer says:

    Alinsky’s rule number 4 “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

  8. Morsie says:

    Still can’t believe how much Sharaz looks like Bruce Lehman

  9. Ragu says:

    Grace Tame deleted an Instagram post in which she declared Higgins was her friend and a “national hero.”

    She also wrote that Higgins was a decent human being and that Tame has compassion for her.

    All gone now, in the eyes of Tame. 🤔

  10. and says:

    Bought-her Gate 🙂

  11. Buccaneer says:

    Tame is entitled to an unbalanced version of tolerance and forgiveness, her world would improve if she could move past it though. That said, having not endured her path, it’s hard to understand how difficult it must be to let go of self-protection.

  12. Entropy says:

    Imagine the male reckless enough to approach this termagant

    giving Thorpe a wide berth might also be considered sexist.

  13. Lee says:

    If anything, she made herself unemployable.

    Why should the taxpayer fund her mistakes?

  14. jupes says:

    There is so much that is disturbing about this. The first thing I am still not sure about is, was the payout as a result of the alleged rape, or as a result of a lack of support from Reynolds office?

    If it is the alleged rape, then why are taxpayers on the hook? That had nothing to do with her employers, nor was it proven.

    If it is because of the lack of support from Reynolds office, why weren’t they allowed to testify? Well, we know the answer to that.

    In an era where so called ‘due process’ takes years, how come the mediation only took a few hours?

    It’s a sad reflection on our times, that it is so casually accepted that it is a natural career path to spend your whole career as a political staffer before becoming a politician. It is also a sad reflection on the Liberal party that they are totally cool with that. It couldn’t be any more obvious that the Liberals exist solely to further their own careers. They haven’t been concerned with the national interest for a very long time.

  15. Nos_pullum says:

    Let me put this in context.

    Jobseeker gets you $693pfn or about $18k pa. Plus another $10k pa social housing subsidy if you can get it, gives you $28k benefit pa, tax free.
    Over 45 years (22 to 67) is $1.26 mil.

    Then the aged pension takes over, $1,064 pfn plus the social housing subsidy equals about $38k pa for the next 20 years (67 to 87).
    Another $550k.

    Never working a day in you life gets you $1.8 mil in present day value, because it is all risk free, tax free and automatically indexed every 6 months.

    So the ‘top up’ if she was genuinely unemployable isn’t actually all that much extra. Assuming she does never work again of course.

  16. Ed Case says:

    If Reynolds and Cash had been allowed to blow the Mediation up, the Cost to Taxpayers of funding Cash and Reynolds representation in Court, plus the Cost of running a defence, would be far in excess of whatever Higgins got.
    And then there’s the Awarded Damages.
    A wrongly sacked Starbucks manager just got $25 mil. in real money.

  17. NFA says:

    what jupes says…

  18. Buccaneer says:

    Starbucks regional director, not just a manager. Ruled to have been sacked because of her race in the US where payouts are much higher. No wonder you didn’t want to post any evidence.

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