If he was also a union rep, he could have three bites at the cherry

via theinspirationroom

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I’m not sure if I should be disgusted or have admiration for someone who is part of the Green Taliban but is happy enough slobber from the Corporate money trough to lobby government to allow more environmental damage.  Perhaps he is a true capitalist at heart, and the Greenie act is just cover.

Mind you, I’ve yet to meet a Green Taliban member who has a consistent life view by also practicing what they preach.  

Keep Australia Beautiful, one of Australia’s most trusted environment groups, is lobbying governments to oppose a bottle and can recycling scheme, while being funded by Coca-Cola.

Critics have questioned the credibility of Keep Australia Beautiful because of its ”disturbing” relationship with Coca-Cola, which provides a quarter of the environment group’s funds.

Keep Australia Beautiful chief executive Peter McLean confirmed that he and a representative from Coca-Cola had visited 10 members of Parliament in the past six months to discuss recycling alternatives to a national cash-for-cans scheme.

But it is all above board.  Of course.

But Mr McLean said his organisation was ”definitely not” a mouthpiece for Coca-Cola. ”A lot of people say Coke has a lot of influence on Keep Australia Beautiful but … we also have a lot of influence on Coke,” he said.

This financial year, Coca-Cola donated [AUD]$441,000 to the organisation – more than a quarter of its total revenue of [AUD]$1.7 million.

I’m sure Coca-Cola are going to want at least something for a cool half a million bucks, don’t you?

It is hard to tell who is doing the bending over in this relationship.

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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.