Be ready for another cover-up in Queensland. It’s regarding a former councillor and involves a suspicious death AND MORE. The CMC are not proceding.

Yes, yes, Mr Della Bosca, but who paid the bill and what was on the tax invoice? Why haven’t you (or Iguana’s) released it?

City of Melbourne council has signed off on paying Myer $30,000 to fund its annual Christmas Parade. Hmmm.

Last Saturday evening the Victorian Bar held its annual knees-up, the Annual Dinner. Printed on the menu were the names of those members of the Bar who had been appointed to judicial office in the last 12 months. Missing from the list was Barbara Cottrell, a magistrate who was appointed an Acting Judge by Attorney-General Rob Hulls last month. The Victorian Bar kicked up a stink about Judge Cottrell’s appointment because it doesn’t like the idea of temporary judicial appointments. The Bar refused to speak at Judge Cottrell’s welcome. And the freezing out continued on Saturday night. The word “churlish” comes to mind.

White knights thunder to the rescue of Perth’s Access31? Rumours from a usually reliable source has it that relief is in sight for the community television station. As reported in Crikey last Tuesday, a meeting to vote on a proposal of voluntary liquidation has been called for June 27. Now a group of “ex-media professionals, business people and supporters of the station” has come forward and is offering to take over the running of the station in the event of a collapse. The resignation of CEO Andrew Brine is an interesting condition. A meeting of independent producers has been called for next Thursday at Access31 at which the happy ending will hopefully be revealed.

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