Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Air of Unrealities

Eddie Obeid Snr is a fascinating study of old-school Machiavellian political power. Migrating from Lebanon to Australia at the age of six, Obeid became a businessman and ultimately a millionaire, at which point he was groomed by the famed Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson to enter the NSW Legislative Assembly Machiavellian study

The son of corrupt former Labor MP Eddie Obeid installed an associate in the Cruise Bar at Circular Quay ''to keep an eye on things'', claiming his family had a secret interest in the venue. The bar is owned by Ferrari-driving publican Chris Cheung, 47, a big ALP donor and a long-term friend of Mr Obeid's son Moses. Revealed: Obeid links to Circular bar

A PUBLIC servant had incompetently and arrogantly made a water allocation to Eddie Obeid's family farm notwithstanding a complete absence of verification, according to the counsel assisting the Independent Commission Against Corruption Ian Temby, QC. Air of Unrealities; Servants to the Powerful
Water official Sue Heaney suspended after Obeid family run-in over Cherrydale Park farm water allocation Water officer on ice after heated argument FORMER NSW Labor minister Joe Tripodi said he wasn't trying to dig himself out of a hole during his repeat visit to a corruption inquiry Tripodi fronts ICAC for second time

A majority of apartment owners will be able to force their neighbours to sell their homes under proposed laws being drafted by Fair Trading Changes to Strata - forced sales on the Orwell's agenda