The no swinging rule

A political rule that must annoy Trademe Trev no end:

THE Liberal National Party has been forced to dump its second successive candidate in the target seat of Broadwater on the Gold Coast after pictures emerged of the political hopeful revelling with his wife at a swingers’ club. Gold Coast lawyer Cameron Caldwell, an evangelical Christian recruited by LNP president Bruce McIver, was disendorsed yesterday from standing in the Labor-held marginal seat just weeks after replacing previous candidate Richard Towson, who quit after being charged with drink-driving.

The LNP dumping follows the axing this week of Labor candidate Peter Watson, 19, the son of a party stalwart, over his allegedly racist and homophobic rants on a white pride website.

Mr Caldwell, 32, last night issued a statement confirming he and wife Caralee attended a function at the Utopia nightclub — which was shut down in 2010 — “three-four years ago”.

“At no stage was there any impropriety while there,” Mr Caldwell said. “We had a social drink and then we left.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.