Now that’s what you do when you win

Julie Bishop has wasted no time in wielding the axe and getting rid of Labor troughers. She certainly shows John Key how it should be done.

Former Victorian premier Steve Bracks has been sacked from his position as Australia’s consul-general in New York – before he officially started in his new role –  in a decision described as ”petty and vindictive” by Labor.

Fairfax Media understands that one of incoming foreign minister Julie Bishop’s first decisions in her new position was to sack Mr Bracks on Monday.

Mr Bracks concluded previous employment in preparation to take up his position, which was to start this month.

Former prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Mr Bracks in May and the decision was immediately met with opposition from the Coalition.

Ms Bishop said in May that the timing of the appointment was ”inappropriate” because of its proximity to the election, and warned that any decisions would be reviewed.

She described Labor as ”arrogant” for appointing Mr Bracks without consulting the Coalition.

Acting foreign minister Tanya Plibersek condemned the decision in a statement saying it was ”petty and vindictive”.

She said in a statement that it was ”telling” that the first act of Tony Abbott in foreign affairs was to fire Mr Bracks.

”It is telling that the first act of an Abbott government is to play party politics in international affairs,” Ms Plibersek said.

Crocodile tears from Labor, you can’t tell me they’d never do the same…of course thy would, no one does vindictive like Labor. Labour do the same…it is only sooky people like Simon Power who convinced John key and Bill English to retain a whole heap of pinko troughers in jobs. That same attitude prevails today with labour flunkies still sneaking through the process because of an unwillingness to appoint right thinking people to 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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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