“Health minister had an extra-marital affair with a 26-year-old woman (he was 53) who claimed they had sex in his parliamentary office.”
No, it is not England, not quite yet! We are so lucky to have Dave, Nick & Andrew. Watch out, young doctors heading south!!!
Friday, 25 March 2011
The Labor government of Australia's largest and most populous state is facing an epic defeat after 16 years in power, following a string of scandals possibly unrivalled in the Western world.
Corruption, pornography, drugs, gay sex romps, marital infidelity – the government of New South Wales (NSW) has had them all, and more, in the past two years alone. Now long-suffering voters are determined to wreak revenge, and not even a photogenic premier related to a Booker prize-winning author will be enough to save Labor from its worst post-war electoral drubbing.
No matter: voters would rather elect a stuffed monkey than endure another five years of Labor sleaze and incompetence.
Source: The Daily Telegraph, Australia.
Ministers have fallen like ninepins since Ohio-born Kristina Keneally – whose husband, Ben, is nephew of the novelist Tom Keneally – became NSW's first female premier 16 months ago. Her transport minister, David Campbell, resigned after being photographed leaving a gay sex club. Her ports minister, Paul McLeay, admitted surfing pornographic and gambling websites at work. Her regional development minister, Ian Macdonald, dubbed "Sir Lunchalot", charged taxpayers for a holiday to Dubai and Italy. The husband of her education minister, Verity Firth, was arrested buying an ecstasy tablet.
Things were scarcely better under Ms Keneally's immediate predecessors, Nathan Rees and Morris Iemma. Mr Rees's police minister, Matt Brown, stripped to his underpants and danced on a green leather couch during a drunken party at Parliament House. His health minister, John Della Bosca, had an extra-marital affair with a 26-year-old woman (he was 53) who claimed they had sex in his parliamentary office.
More seriously, Mr Iemma's aboriginal affairs minister, Milton Orkopoulos, was charged with molesting under-age boys. He was jailed for 14 years in 2008.
And several ministers were implicated in a corruption scandal involving a young and attractive female town planner who approved illegal high-rise buildings in exchange for designer handbags and sexual favours.
These scandals are nothing compare to that of Keneally herself.
There was no sex scandal, but her manipulation of democracy was beyond belief.
She shut down Parliament two months early so that the upper house could not investigate her government on the matter of the Government's power sell-off.
The dark side of the gods: (it is sometimes easier if one take GODS in the Ring to mean those in POWER. For the characters read here.) In fact, the gods need not work at all, the Nibelungs work almost all the time.
Thieving & Misappropriation
Incest and other illicit sex
Greed, greed, greed!
Productions of Wagner’s Ring Cycle invoke the Ring Curse:
Maybe with their reality show of the Ruling class, they do not need to pay any attention to Wagner.
Wagner Ring: Das Rheingold at The Met