Letter to the Editor - Tuesday, May 13: Too many bad eggs

THAT overpriced bottle of grape juice and who put what into NSW Liberal campaign coffers can take a back seat in media minds now that we are finally getting a royal commission searchlight pointed at the chicanery involving former Federal Labor ministers in the disastrous insulation scheme.

It's anyone's bet as to who will eventually carry the can if Mark Arbib's performance before the commission is anything to go by.

Arbib had the demeanour of a stray pooch with memory loss, locked in the pound with the needle its only option.

Much of the proverbial cat-on-a marble-floor-type action is to come as the real instigators of this $3billion fatal fiasco, thought up and formulated in two days, face the commission.

When all this duck shoving becomes too boring, there is always the royal commission into union corruption, also under way.

In one area of inquiry, former West Australian AWU secretary Ralf Blewwitt fronted today and began digging holes for other dubious characters involved in a slush fund scam set up through the office of solicitors Slater and Gordon - Julia Gillard being a partner at the firm at that time.

And this, so I am told, is just the cracking of the egg shell.

Fred Perring,
Halfway Creek



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