Nick Xenophon

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NICK Xenophon is an independent Senator from South Australia who makes a great Greek salad and says he was inspired to get into national politics because Kevin Rudd seemed genuine about problem gambling.

The scourge of the pokies is Xenophon’s driving passion, although he’s also a parochial SA booster who fights for the health of the Murray River, and has a following in his state that most politicians would die for.

He’s up for election this time and has an outside hope of getting a running mate elected as well. However, a decision he’s taken could have a dramatic impact on the Greens Party’s chances in his state.

Sarah Hanson-Young, a rising star in Greens’ ranks, is up for re-election but Xenophon may have spiked her guns.  Read more »

Wog name but not a Wogistani at all, Xenophon detained in Malaysia

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon suggests if ...

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Australian senator Nick Xenophon has been detained in Malaysia as a ‘‘security threat’’ and is going to be deported…I know he has a wog name, but he doesn’t look like a Wogistani at all.

Perhaps Richard Prosser is soon to be announced head of  Malaysian Immigration Department.

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been detained in Malaysia as a ‘‘security threat’’ and is to be deported back to Australia within hours.

Senator Xenophon, who has raised serious concerns about the probity of the upcoming Malaysian elections, was stopped by immigration officials this morning on his arrival at Kuala Lumpur airport and told he was on a “watchlist”.

Senator Xenophon was in Malaysia leading a bipartisan visit of Australian politicians for talks with the country’s opposition party about electoral systems. He has been highly critical of preparations for the election to be held later this year.

In particular, he’s pointed to serious concerns about the integrity of the country’s election rolls.

Shining light into Dark Corners

Len Brown appears to be moving closer and closer to a position of cutting off the influence of MUNZ in the Ports of Auckland dispute. How does someone once so loony become almost sane?

The more I look into it the clearer it becomes – the two political operatives in his office (Conor Roberts and James Bews-Hair) appear to be at the centre of this change of sanity.  The time has come to put a bit of sunlight on these two back-roomers.  Let’s look at Bews-Hair first (he’s more of a challenge compared to Labour’s great white hope).

From a general perspective my research into Bews-Hair has exposed a very peculiar character, what the Aussies would call a faceless man. (It was bloody hard getting a photo of him) He is the very definition of a backroom operator: He hates daylight and loathes any public attention. In fact, he is so shady that he apparently gets all nervous and anxious even if he finds himself in a room full of people.

His skulking, though, has been remarkably successful.  Curiously (and I still don’t get this), almost all of it seems to be anti-leftie in its focus:

  • In the 90’s he was part of Labour right. He was very close mates with Phil Quin (and of course later worked in Goff’s ministerial office with Shearer).  I am told he was heavily involved in the outrageous fake polling racket of marginal electorates.
  • Bews-Hair was the Labour right’s economist –  which I guess came in handy when making up poll numbers
  • Ten years ago he was in charge of fighting a well-financed battle against leftie attempts to destroy Sky City’s money-printing machines in both Australia and NZ. In NZ.  Bews-Hair was particularly good mates with the Minister responsible for reforming gambling, George Hawkins – and he made the most of that fact.  Provisions pushed by the anti-gambling lobby (and their many friends in Government) to reduce casino gambling harm were watered down across the board. Most notably, the story goes, he made sure proposed community good taxes for casinos were sunk. Bews-Hair is also the main reason that gaming machines are still alllowed to accept bank notes (meaning people can wreck their lives $20 at a time rather than a coin at a time). Strange work for a Labour-man.
  • In Australia, he was doing battle with Australasia’s only “No Pokies” MP Nick Xenophon. Fortunately Bews-Hair had befriended the Rann brothers (one of whom became Premier of SA). Again he harvested his friendship on behalf of the family wreckers, saved their cushy tax status and insulated Sky City from the savage attacks of the enemies of gambling.
  • It seems Bews-Hair needed to cleanse his supposedly pink soul after that lot and he took a touchy feely do-gooder community development job in the Far North. Presumably he was meant to hug trees and the indolent with equal gusto. It appears, though, that he can’t help himself. He wrote an economic development startegy that effectively linked the Far North at the hip with the mining industry. He then set up a regional industry group for the miners that secured public funding to do all sorts of studies and PR campaigns promoting mining.  To this day, it is still working.

And now, as I’ve previously posted, he’s back in Auckland and at it again. Cosy deals over casino convention centres, turning pinko Len into a union crusher, pedalling user pays for roads like some sort of Treasury zealot.

During my research the most telling thing I was told was: “he almost never does something for one reason, there’s usually at least two agendas and often multiple. It’s because of this that so many people dislike him, and even more don’t understand him”.

So there is obviously a serious amount of evil running through him, but what I don’t get is why on earth he insists on attaching himself to the Labour Party, particularly as they don’t seem to like him anymore? Maybe he has a thing for women with facial hair – that could be why he keeps on ending up in hospital.

He certainly isn’t a tin-foil hat wearer though he has been known to wear a cabbage leaf hat…perhaps to help him fit in with the weirder of the Brown hangers-on.

And finally, yes, my intention was to scare the devious pants off a critter who prefers very dark corners, by showing how much I can find out about him without even trying.  Sunlight hurts!

Will probably leave Conor Roberts for next week. One thing though, Roberts assures me that there is no feud between him and Bews-Hair. Presumably that is because they are holed up at completely different ends of the Town Hall.