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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  • Patrick

    You want to know how rotten they are – check out this weeks ABC Four Corners documentary on Eddie Obeid
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/03/11/3710124.htm

  • blokeintakapuna

    Seems the stench of the Bjelke-Petersen corruption still wafts around…

    Not much has changed eh..

    • Patrick

      Except JBP was in Queensland, they have their own scandals though – remember the Kiwi that has ripped off Queensland Health for millions

  • Kacanga

    Sounds like Labo(u)r – ignore all the corruption to keep up the numbers, then drop your mate when the conviction comes through.

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