1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CW Gotta love NSW state Labor

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    9,609
    83
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0
    CW, what would it take for NSW state labor NOT to get your vote?

    [img=185x200]http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6244539,00.jpg[/img]


    minister Matt Brown simulated sex act on female MP
    September 11, 2008 01:45am
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24326753-2,00.html
    NSW Police Minister Matt Brown was sacked three days into the job last night after admitting a wild party in parliament house where he danced semi-naked and simulated a sex act on a female MP.

    Premier Nathan Rees gave Mr Brown no option but to offer his resignation, just hours after the Labor leader learnt of the allegations and of the Kiama MP's admission to at least part of them.

    Mr Brown, the former Housing Minister, attended a party in his office after the June 3 Budget.

    Witnesses to the incident, and revellers at a neighbouring party in the office of Ports Minister Joe Tripodi, said Mr Brown appeared to be drunk as he danced semi-naked on a couch in the office, The Australian newspaper reports today.

    Witnesses on a balcony adjoining the two offices claimed they saw Mr Brown gyrating atop the green chesterfield sofa in what were described as "very brief" underpants to "Oxford street techno-style music."

    He was then reported to have climbed on top of Wollongong MP Noreen Hay before turning to her adult daughter and calling out "Look at this, I'm titty f..... your mother."

    Mr Brown has denied using the words described but has not denied the other allegations.

    The incident has remained a secret within ALP circles until this week. It appears the leaking of the story was timed to either discredit the minister who was promoted on Monday to the police portfolio or to distabilise Mr Rees.

    Mr Brown admitted that he had called Mr Rees last night to apologise for his behaviour.

    "I regret the incident and have given the Premier my guarantee it will not happened again," Mr Brown said.

    At that stage the Premier was still undecided on the fate of his new minister.

    But just hours later, as the exact details of the allegations against Mr Brown were revealed, the Premier had no option but to ask for Mr Brown's resignation.

    Mr Brown made headlines in February this year during the Wollongong council corruption hearings.

    The Daily Telegraph revealed in February that Mr Brown was among a number of Labor MP's to have received political donations from a company associated with property developer Glen Tabak who was adversely named at the ICAC hearings into the councils sex for development scandal.

    Ms Hay was also dragged into the affair due to her associations with developers named in the inquiry.

    Both MPs were cleared of any wrong-doing.

    Mr Brown was promoted in Monday's cabinet reshuffle brought on by the dumping of former Premier Morris Iemma.

    Mr Rees was already under fire for the inclusion of a number of controversial MP's including Mr Brown and Mr Tripodi in his new cabinet.
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    3,475
    37
    Ratings:
    +37 / 0
    What is would take is for the libs to get rid of their bible bashing, racist and sexist elements. 
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    11,596
    843
    Ratings:
    +971 / 7
    It shows to me that they either had no one better to pick or that Ree's judgement is in the toilet.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    In his defence he must have been absolutely paraletic to have done that to Noreen hay.

    It is all designed to take the heat off Rees and the fact that he worked with Milton okopoulous and no doubt knew all his dirty secrets.    He cannot be premier of this once great state when he worked for the kiddy flddler okopoulous.  The whole affair has been one huge coverup at the expense of the poor woman who exposed it all.

    That sums up the labour party in NSW. 
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    To the original subject, grammatically, no you do not!
     
  6. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    6,779
    351
    Brisbane
    Ratings:
    +790 / 15
    Byso do you still take photos and watch football? Dead set, its almost like you are Silvertails Laury Oaks... without the knowledge of politics.
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    9,609
    83
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0
    Yep, I may know bugger all about politics and  probably not as much as the wise flipster.

    But this gov't is a dead set farce and I'm wondering if the same knuckle heads that voted for them last time would still give them a chance to "get on with the job" next time around.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    17,768
    1,418
    Ratings:
    +3,625 / 132
    My local member Virginia Judge has done a hell of a lot more for her area than her pre-decessor so why wouldnt i vote for her?

    She is easily the best state or federal MP i have ever had.
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    Byso - there is no election shortly which makes it easy to answer your question. The government is a farce at present (you won't find me defending them) and both parties will have to work to get my vote as I find them singularly unimpressive. The Opus Dei run right wing Nazis in the Libs are just as scary as the incompetents of State Labor.
     
  10. nita

    nita Member

    425
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    hit the nail on the head there. nsw labor is a dead set disgrace, doing a terrible job - but the trouble is that the libs could not do any better!
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    As Shakespeare wrote on the feud between the Capulets and Montagues (The 16th Century equivalent of the Bear Pit) "A pox on both your houses!"
     
  12. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,406
    91
    Ratings:
    +155 / 1
    We all know Byron isnt the sharpest tool in the shed.

    And tell your brother im still waiting for my all black.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    It's funny how footy fandom translates to politics for some!
     
  14. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    9,609
    83
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0
    Its good to see most voters have woken up.

    Labor hammered in council elections
    September 14, 2008 03:59pm

    NSW premier Nathan Rees has apologised for the Labor Government's performance over the past 18 months after the party lost control of councils across NSW.

    Yesterday's local government elections were the first opportunity to gauge voters' reactions since the upheaval in NSW politics in the past eight days.

    Mr Rees said Labor had conceded ground according to initial vote counts.

    "The people of NSW have clearly sent us a message and it's a message that I'm hearing loud and clear," Mr Rees said today.

    "I apologise to them for the last 18 months for this government's performance.

    He said the party heard the message of voters.

    "It hasn't been up to scratch and we will go about fixing that.

    "I'm apologising for having put our local councils in a position where anger at the last 18 months was visited on them yesterday.

    "It's not right and we will go about setting us up for future, the rest of this term and beyond."

    The Greens party has claimed a swing away from Labor in the traditional Labor heartland of Marrickville and Leichhardt in Sydney's inner-west.

    Greens leader Lee Rhiannon said Greens representation had increased in Wagga Wagga, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Orange and Yass.

    "More than 70 Greens candidates have been elected across NSW with breakthroughs occurring in both regional areas and Sydney suburbs," Ms Rhiannon said.

    "The results in the inner city areas of Marrickville and Leichhardt where the Greens outpolled Labor are encouraging for the state election."

    NSW opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell said Liberal candidates in the western and south-western local government areas of Parramatta, Fairfield, Campbelltown and Kogarah in the south, recorded swings against Labor.

    Meanwhile, voters in Sydney's northwest turned to the Liberal party in "record numbers", Mr O'Farrell said.

    He said results indicated that the Liberal Party outpolled Labor in eastern Sydney council areas of Waverley and Randwick and there had been some "encouraging swings to the Liberal party".

    "The drop in the Labor vote is a wake-up call to the State Government that the community believes they are failing to deliver them the better services that were promised at the last state election," Mr O'Farrell said.

    Mr Rees said he would now focus on next month's by-elections on October 18.

    "People gave us a dose of medicine yesterday and I suspect we're going to get another dose in the by-elections."
     
  15. Stevie

    Stevie Active Member

    902
    56
    Ratings:
    +60 / 0

    Everytime i see that pic of Matt Brown  I cant help  thinking  "yeah baby yeah , Do I make you horny "
     
  16. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    Well Byron, I hope that "I know what it's like to be poor" Sydney Grammar Boy, Lawyer, Multimillionaire Merchant Banker and huge egotist rocks your socks. Might be better than 'half' nelson???
     
  17. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    9,609
    83
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0
    He seems quite Dynamic actually, from initial interviews. He should be a good stop gap untill Costello takes over.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    Mark Latham is more chance of being leader of the Liberal Party than Peter Costello. Turnbull will certainly be dynamic and parliament is likely to be quite interesting.
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Costello would be prime minister now if he had the balls the challenge Howard.  He didn't so he is weak as piss and should retire.

    Unfortunately I have heard that he is going to wait around for a while and see if Turnbull stuffs up and the he will try and become the leader if he does.  He knows that Turnbull has a lot of enemies in the Libs and it won't take much for them to get rid of him if he doesn't perform.
     
    In saying that turnbull is probably one of the most intelligent (and arrogant) people in the country.  At least he will take the fight to labor and make a real game of it now. 
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    Turnbull will take the fight to Labor and it should be a good ride. He does have some skeletons in the closet though the thing he will have to watch the most is his back as you rightly say he has a lot of enemies in the Liberal Party!
     

Share This Page