||Issue No. 131||12 April 2002|
Interview: Cross Wires
International: Two Tribes
Activists: Beneath the Veil
Unions: Terror Australis
History: A Labor Footnote To The Royal Funeral
Economics: Private Affluence, Public Rip-Off
Review: The Great Hall of the People
Poetry: Waiting for the Living Wage
Satire: Israel Recruits NAB To Close West Bank
The Locker Room
Week in Review
A Voice for the Shareholders
Noses in the Trough
Memo: Carmen Lawrence
Police: Make the Boss a Woman
Baby Faced Brogden
Workers Online - Aoteroa
Letters to the Editor
Baby Faced Brogden
With the spawning of "Baby Faced Brogden", from the bowels of the NSW Liberal Citadel, a real challenge has emerged to the seemingly eternal political power of the New South Wales under the guidance of that power machine Bob Carr.
Has"Our Bob", lost the will for political power and is intent on seeking sanctuary within the halls of some academia for the duration of his temporal existence.
Is there no longer any challenge for this multi-faceted intellectual, who has displayed skills that would shame Macchiavello , these skills gleaned from taking note of history , and being determined not to be one who repeated it.
Sadly , if this is the case , with t he next state election less than twelve months away , the opposition has not only presented a new face , it has retrieved the "dillybag" of filth and political poison from the same cupboard that the NSW right have kept their skeletons.
The publicity seeking stunt of the resignation of the police commissioner, will not distract the liberal snipers from taking out vulnerable state members, through political assassination and the personification of the sins committed by employees of their departments being visited upon the respective Minister.
It would appear that the Minister for Community Services has been seen as a weak link , and the hyenas are now stalking her and with every faux pas , that is made by any employee of DOCS , the minister is prodded as belligerently as a picador provokes the Bull , in an attempt to amuse the mob and salivate there throats hoarse from the hue and cry , and their callous call for blood.
The disposable behaviour of some "Docs" staff has been public knowledge for an inordinate period of time, why have these behaviours and the disgraceful response of the department only been raised in recent weeks?
Perhaps the planning and the subsequent "Parliamentary Inquiry" will be at its ripest in the weeks prior to the election.
The sad part of these affairs is that the innocent and pure usually the injured parties.
There has not been a more committed Minister in the portfolio of community services that the Hon. Faye Lo Po, she did not accept this stewardship of the states most vulnerable as a 'Poisoned Chalice', but as an opportunity to make a difference to our society, and care for those abused and disadvantaged children of those that should be compulsorily sterilised.
So rather that our Premier wandering off, tilting at Windmills, because he has achieved his personal goals , which were/are admiral , he should be grooming a leader for the continued Labor Government of New South Wales , one that will return loyalty to those that give it.
There always comes a time when one must decide who is the greater enemy, having said that!
Do I hear a whisper?
"F R A N K S A R T O R F O R P R E M I E R"
is he not the nemesis of the Grieners , the power behind , "Baby Face Brogden".
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