Earlier in the year, then Assistant Treasurer. Arfur Sinodinos told ICAC that he didn’t know about individual donations and wasn’t really all that sure what he did for being paid vast amounts of money to sit on a board that had something to do with water. As ICAC isn’t allowed to water board in the hope of getting more information, it was pretty much left at that.
But Arfur is a decent sort of chap and it was decided – by him or someone – that it would be best for everyone if he stood down till this messy business was sorted out or until the public’s memory was as faulty as a Liberal Premier’s recollection for bottles of Grange.
Just last week he cleared up the mess by telling ICAC that he didn’t know much about one of the Liberal’s biggest donors, the Free Enterprise Foundation. He also didn’t know why people donate to the Liberal Party, who donates, who’s banned from donations, what meetings he’d been in, where he’d parked his car, or which door he’d entered through.
After this performance, Joe “Wind Farms Are A Blot on The Landscape But I Love The Smell Of Coal-fired Power Stations In the Morning It’s the Smell of Victory” Hockey announced that he thought it was time that Sinodinios returned to the Cabinet. He’s a man of “great personal integrity” according to Joe without making comment on his public integrity.
So, I presume that he’d be returning as Assistant Treasurer. Makes one wonder who’s actually in that role and if Joe’s so keen to get Arfur back, it can only mean one of two things: Either it’s someone who’s not doing a very good job and they think that man who didn’t notice all the paper bags of money flowing in NSW would be better, or else he IS doing a good job and Joe’s worried that the guy doing the job could lose the Assistant part of his title.
Who is it? I mean, I should know. Perhaps, it’s me and I’ve just forgotten. Or perhaps, I was appointed and just not told. Certainly, I don’t know what the Assistant Treasurer does, and that just about makes me perfect for a financial role with the Liberals.
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Down here in Victoria, the Herald-Sun did a nice little information piece where they showed the links between Cesar Melhem who’s being interviewed by the Royal Commission and various Labor Party figures. It included such useful information as telling us that Daniel Andrews has been Labor leader while this person has been in the Victorian Upper House. In the interests of being exactly like the Murdoch Machine – they can’t say that I’m biased like the ABC – I will do the same. (But without the photos)
Adolph Hitler – Leader of Germany which invaded most of Europe and bombed Britain and caused enormous devastation.
Some of Hitler’s Generals were closely linked to a “peace deal” with Winston Churchill
John Howard’s middle name is Winston
Tony Abbott admires both Churchill and Howard.
Ah, that sort of thing looks so much more convincing with pictures. >sigh<
I’ll never be able to do what the Murdoch Press does…
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