Is the Bracks Government properly
scrutinising its staffers? On the day that Tom Cargill’s dirt
unit
inside Attorney General Rob Hulls’ office was uncovered by a misplaced
diary and the day after two spewing Sheryl Garbutt advisers screamed ‘unfair
dismissal’
, it now seems that Minister for Consumer Affairs Marsha Thomson
has hired the distinguished Pete Marcenzko, former acting General Secretary of
the bankrupted Melbourne University Student Union. Marcenzko comes fresh from a
protracted bout of legal wrangling with litigious
MUSU liquidator Dean McVeigh and often boasts of his involvement in the
post-Soviet sale of student assets to himself. Alongside beleaguered CEO John
Gunn, he proudly presided over a spate of dodgy deals detailed by
Crikey
in 2004. They sure do pick
‘em down Spring Street way.

Peter Fray

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