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Bruce Tuncks
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Ha! The revolving door didn't hit Brendan Nelson in the bum, did it. 

 

Brendan John Nelson AO is a former Australian Liberal politician who served as the federal Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2008. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1996 to 2009, as the member for the Division of Bradfield in northern Sydney. As Defence Minister, he made the controversial decision to purchase Boeing's Super Hornet aircraft instead of a fighter perceived by some to be more capable

 

Dr Brendan Nelson is president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. He is the senior company leader in the Oceania region and is the chairman of the board for Boeing Australia Holdings. In this role, Dr Nelson coordinates all Boeing activities, leads government relations and directs the implementation of Boeing’s strategy to expand its local presence and grow the business. 

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It is seen as a conflict of interests if a politician makes governmental decisions that result in personal financial benefit whilst he/she is in power.

 

Somehow it isn't seen as a conflict of interests if they have made decisions that benefit some outside business, then later coincidentally land a nice job in that very same business. In fact it seems to happen a lot.

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There is nothing to be gained by 'throwing this lot out' unless we have something better to put in place.

 

And that explains why the crazy trump got half of the USA vote.  (The hope of something better combined with plain old gullibility)

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4 hours ago, nomadpete said:

There is nothing to be gained by 'throwing this lot out' unless we have something better to put in place...

That sort of thinking will perpetuate ineptitude and cronyism. The other team have quite a depth of talent and experience- and a lot less dirty linen.

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12 minutes ago, Old Koreelah said:

and a lot less dirty linen.

???? They are as bad if not worse. Shorten was in the same situation as Porter but no one was baying for his blood. He got off because "there was not enough evidence", same story as Porter. He reportedly used threats of preventing the girl working again to keep her quiet, then got the GG's daughter pregnant and had to divorce his then wife so he could marry her. It's hard to name one of that mob who doesn't have dirty linen of one kind or another.

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Nomad, I have found that out the hard way. There was a group of territory residents who wanted to take over Centrebet.

I told them that you would need real but legally deniable links to organized crime to get that license.  Alas, while the pollies thought it was a good idea for real locals to get the business, a  highly-placed bureaucrat got to shoot them down. Shortly after this, he got a big job with the successful buyers.

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