Streuth!, according to Barrys bio, he has never worked one day in the private sector.
So much for the Lib's throwing stones at the the Labour mob accusing them of having people from the union movement who then get parliament and have no business experience.
By Jove, it looks like that could be right - is BOF just a career bureaucrat - an "unproductive fatcat public servant who needs to be cleared out"?
But he might also be a servant of certain powerful, undemocratic, cross-party interests.
Thanks for all
your support, Nick Di Girolamo.
Not just "thanks for your support", or "thanks for all your support"...
Eddie Obeid said in August "I've given twenty years of service to the New South Wales Parliament, and I am a very respected person to all those that dealt with me."
Twenty years of "service"?
"A very respected person"?http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3816473.htm
Sam Dastyari and John Robertson also copped a serving from Obeid: John Robertson's irrelevant. He'll get his day, him and Sam Dastyari - but that's not the time for that, now. Ah, these people wore the carpet in my office when they wanted support... All's I can say is they're not true Labor leaders. They're cowards who do not stick up for the truth and the rights of an individual.
Naturally, Abbott and Hockey immediately jumped on the ALP bashing bandwagon. Little did they know what was going to come knocking on their doors in 2014 - or did they?Arthur Sinodinos was warned to be careful of AWH
by Sydney Water exec Kerry Schott (who along with colleague Ron Quill was later stitched up for corruption involving Veolia by Chris Hartcher after John Rippon, another director of AWH, allegedly wrote in an email that was forwarded to Sinodinos "if only the b!tch was gone we could deal with these guys" and wanted her sacked), but he didn't react - he must have had his eyes on something else ($$$$$$?)... and oh, there's another familiar name - Michael Costa, come on down! Apparently, he played a positive role in the company. If so, that would contrast with his performance in the NSW Government.
Following Mr Costa we have the highly esteemed Joe Tripodihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJC_jiGH-2IICAC hears of worried Joe Tripodi's secret meetings to avoid phone tapsMike Baird admits it was a mistake to appoint Nick Di Girolamo to Sydney Water
It was a "mistake" was it? Yeah, maybe not the best idea given the pies he had his finger in and advice against appointing him. BOF is out, Baird is in. Can we trust Baird? Who is pulling his strings? He's not exactly a lifetime bureaucrat - he's a banker like Arthur Sinodinos, but then they aren't much different to fatcat bureaucrats are they?
As for Robertson and that doublespeaking little weasel Dastyari, watch this space.
Sam Dastyari's questionable political genealogy: Obeid's gopher heads to SenateDastyari following a tradition of preferment and cronyism.
Well, he knew it was time to move on into federal parliament... but the stench of Obeid can linger for a long time. It has followed the Mr Bean lookalike (who started out fetching coffee for Eddie Obeid) all the way from his $1.36 million Sydney home to Canberra. Dastyari recently described Obeid as "professional, charming and thoughtful"
in his dealings with him. As one commenter on the Guardian article said, This guy is shady business and there are NO two ways about it.
Who's next - how about some other former ALP General Secretaries and Obeid associates like Karl Bitar, Mark Arbib and Matt Thistlethwaite? Thistlethwaite was shafted to the Senate after 18 months as General Secretary because he couldn't handle the Sussex St basketcase he had been put in charge of. There was a lot of praise for Dastyari, but he "suffered" the same fate of becoming a Senator - a disastrous NSW election defeat in 2011 under his watch, then the ICAC hearings began and he was out of there, despite earlier claiming he was there for the long haul to fix NSW Labor. How about some more LIberals (aside from Mike Baird)?
When this smeg hit the fan it didn't have to splatter very far to hit a lot of people, all in the same obscure circle of undemocratic power. Criminally corrupt? That may not be proven. Morally corrupt? Well what do you think?