Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Mmmmm ICAC barred from MP's computer
The NSW corruption watchdog has been stopped from examining computer records seized from the office of NSW upper house MP Peter Breen.
· Mossish Affair [News ]

Speaking of Soviet Union and secret electronic files...
· X files are keeping odds stacked in favour of MPs [SMH ]
· Report: Electoral Data [UTAS: PDFformat]
· Abstract of ED [UTAS]

Labor's Charles Atlas: unbaptised lapsed Presbyterian
Carr gravitated to the right-wing NSW machine because it controlled access to preferment. The authors include him along with Paul Keating and Laurie Brereton in "the first modern generation of Labor apparatchiki to believe they were owed seats in parliament merely because they craved it and plotted it.
Cultivation of the media (a journalistic training and contacts paid off handsomely) and a careful strategic seats strategy enabled Carr to scrape across the line in 1995.

· Hobnobbing with Literary Celebrities such as Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal [OLO ]