Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Vintage Cultural Shots at Sydney

Paul Keating has blasted as an "atrocity" a draft masterplan for the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain and has suggested those behind the proposal "hang their heads in shame".
Paul Keating attacks Sydney Botanic Gardens planPaul Keating takes aim at Art Gallery of NSW director over Botanic Gardens plan

A former NSW Labor minister has told a corruption inquiry he was ''gobsmacked'' when his crooked former colleague Eddie Obeid urged him to ''sack the bitch'' in a reference to Sydney Water boss Kerry Schott. Obeid contradicts earlier evidence
Throwing Mud at Servants

'Greed and lies': Obeid faces ICAC

AT 4pm on May 27, 2011, then NSW finance minister Greg Pearce was in parliament, about to get occupational health and safety legislation through the upper house against the bitter ­opposition of the Labor Party and the Greens.
But he was urgently wanted in the Premier’s office in Parliament House, he told the Independent Commission against Corruption yesterday. “I remember I was particularly annoyed to be called into this meeting,” he said. “I was quite taken aback because it seemed to be so cosy.”Barry O'Farrell was cosy with australian water holdings boss di-GirolamoPremier called minister Greg Pearce out of chamber to see lobbyist