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The Federal Labor MP and the prostitutes. Fringe benefit?

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http://www.smh.com.au/national/thomson-agrees-he-approved-escort-bill-20110801-1i869.html

As a Federal Labor MP in a hung parliament and in a marginal seat, Craig Thomson is such a treasured asset that neither the Health services Union, nor the federal party have any desire to seriously investigate, as the consequences of him resigning would be the collapse of the government.

The implications go far beyond moral deficiencies into theft and corruption, and while the MP claims to be innocent, his defamation case against the newspaper that published the details has collapsed.

For a party that supposedly stands for family values, this lack of action is another example of breathtaking hypocrisy.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 5:30:17 AM
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SM each and every week there is an issue of integrity both personal and political arising from the Labor party. Letís understand the mentality of the modern Labor politicians by their deeds.

Convictions on serving Labor politicians over the past ten years, which encompasses the maturing of the ďuniversity bred ď Labor generation, Fabians in other words.

Accepting bribes,
Child sex offences,
Child drug offenses,
Making a false statement to the ICAC,
Blackmail,
Corruption, receiving secret commissions,
Driving whilst disqualified,
Misappropriating public funds
Perjury,
Lying to the Corruption and Crime Commission,

When you compare the convictions of the Coalition politicians over the same period the theme is greed, they are thieves.

Misappropriating public funds.
Stealing a cheque from Bond Corp.
Perjury.
Unlawful use of listening devices.

I did not list drink driving as I do not believe it a moral issue in regard to integrity in government, but Labor lead the Coalition three to one there as well. One caveat regarding the Coalition record, a load of it is from the QLD Nats which is a mentionable point when applying the number and type of convictions to either party.

TBC
Posted by sonofgloin, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 10:30:27 AM
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This generation of Labor politicians is steeped in immaturity and the self service aspect immaturity brings to a character, and even though the local member works his clacka off for his constituents at a local level his/her views are not sought in the cabinet, as the cabinet work to an agenda set by others. There is no grass roots representation in the Cabinet room, and a pseudo gang of four still run it.

Itís like fiction, each week a new disaster. My loathing of individuals such as these and their acolytes primarily comes from the understanding that they understand that the overwhelming majority of Australians do not want a carbon tax, but they are saying F@@# you itís happening, and that is EXACTLY what they are saying to us. The Labor party did not disappoint me as I went to uni with them, sat in on the Fabian meets so to speak. I identified them then as acolytes to a global movement to which they would have no access to policy making at an executive level, forever acolytes even if one or two of them become PMís. The morally corrupt Labor party went from protector to prime predator in a generation.
Posted by sonofgloin, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 10:30:34 AM
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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/doubts-over-lib-chiefs-shares-20110801-1i8bd.html
The case Shadow Minister, gee it was it his post?, look soon, puts before us is indefensible.
I Want to note it was his former employers the union that uncovered him.
I suspect he can not convince any one he did not commit a grubby crime against his members and Union.
A by election? not unless we must, I truly see no Halos on Abbott's team.
OH he is a grub this bloke,we may face the electorate, but look to at my interesting link.
No proof, just suspicion, well and truly enought to launch a thousand
demands to resign if it was a Labor politician.
Bottom line? yes no one on any side should not be thrown out of the House if guilty.
But if it was the senate and a death, party and its voters would not be punished why should they?
Posted by Belly, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 12:17:42 PM
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Belly,

It is a little rich trying to play the "innocent until proven guilty" card here.

The way corporate expense cards work is that at the end of each month the detailed bill comes in, and the items are allocated to accommodation, entertainment, personal expenses (to be paid back) etc.

According to the article, Craig Thomson got the account for HIS card and did not query the brothel item, and happily allocated it as a company expense, and signed it off. He at no point did not query the expense or challenge the card company.

If I did that on my corporate card, I would at least be summarily dismissed and would have to pay the amount back, with the very real chance of having changes laid for fraud.

However,

There is more than smoke to this fire, but the very worst part is the lack of investigation and implied cover up on the part of the labor party and the HSU, who are effectively condoning fraud and corruption as acceptable behaviour for federal Labor MPs.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 12:48:59 PM
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Shadow Minister come on!
You do tend to let truth lay in the dust in your efforts to harm the government.
Here, stand back, it can be dangerous, are the FACTS!
I never said anything in defense of this grub!
I have no doubt of his guilt, am aware his union, even before he won his seat, have been pursuing him.
I even fear he may not be the only unionist who has stolen from his reason to exist,members.
I however, tell me if positions were reversed, think the government did not commit his sin.
If it was your party your hung Parliament and your sinner, you have had many, what would you say?
Now I know it hurts, but try, be honest, he is a grub, one step up from a maggot, but be honest.
Are your views likely to be the same if it is your side of the fence.
I note you have nothing to say about my link, bet you would if it was AN ALP member.
The senator facing charges/allegations of shop lifting,is she not guilty till found so?
In fact she is!
Last some, far too many ex union grubs infest the ALP good ones too but this grub is not good enough to clean the floor of a union or Parliament.
Only the best should serve.
Posted by Belly, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 4:27:43 PM
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