Good Sledge by Rupert

Rupert Murdoch is not one to  mince words and he certainly doesn’t hold back on public sector employees and professional bludgers.

Rupert Murdoch has attacked Australia’s public servants while lauding the Coalition victory in Saturday’s Federal election.

The US-based media mogul took to social media site Twitter on Saturday evening to accuse public sector workers, along with “phony welfare scroungers,” of sucking the life out of Australia’s economy.

He predicted that “other nations” would follow Australia into more conservative politics.

“Aust election public sick of public sector workers and phony welfare scroungers sucking life out of economy,” Mr Murdoch, a US citizen, wrote.

“Others nations to follow in time.”

Mr Murdoch, whose Australian newspaper empire campaigned for a Coalition win, returned to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning to accuse public sector workers of taking many more sick days than their private sector counterparts.

“Small item: Apart from higher pay, public workers in Australia take many more sick days than those in hard working private sector!” he tweeted.

A key campaign pledge of incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to axe 12,000 public service jobs.


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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.