Even Labor doesn’t like dodgy Labor ratbags

Things are getting tough for the dodgy Labor ratbags in NSW, even their own party is over them:

Former Labor ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald are set to be expelled from the party within days after a call by NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson following evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Mr Robertson wrote to NSW Labor Party general secretary Sam Dastyari on Wednesday.

”I write to request that you expel Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald from the Labor Party immediately on the basis that they have brought the party into disrepute,” he wrote.

”Brought the party into disrepute”: Ian Macdonald.

”These are extraordinary circumstances and I request you take action as soon as practicable.”

Mr Robertson called for the suspension of Mr Obeid’s party membership in November after the first day of public hearings at the ICAC.

The commission is examining allegations that the former Labor powerbroker’s family gained tens of millions of dollars from the decision of Mr Macdonald, his then Labor colleague, to award coal exploration licences.

The ICAC had just heard NSW taxpayers missed out on ”tens of millions of dollars” due to a scheme designed to allegedly net the Obeid family $100 million.

If only our authoritities had the nuts of the ICAC…I was speaking to a Labour insider last night and he said the A-G report into Shane jones read like a NSW corruption case…except when you got to the end everyone got off scot free.

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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.