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Jul 18, 2012

Green-hating News Ltd confirms Howes on the payroll

Ever since Senator John Faulkner told Paul Howes to "put a sock in it" last Sunday, the frenetic media tart, AWU national secretary and political kingmaker has been surprisingly quiet.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

Ever since Senator John Faulkner told Paul Howes to “put a sock in it” last Sunday, the frenetic media tart, AWU national secretary and political kingmaker has been surprisingly quiet.

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  1. Matthewson Paula

    I would have thought Stephen Mayne’s disclosure should have also included that he’s a candidate for the seat of Melbourne, and that he’s directing his preferences to the Greens.

  2. Delerious

    Matthewson, Stephen has always disclosed this (see last weeks crikey piece). It is even mentioned in previous articles.
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    I find it interesting that the Unions are running with some very public, loud mouth idiots being paid a lot of money by several sources (questionable ones). Are they talking as representatives of the union in question or are they just speaking for themselves?

  3. Microseris

    With clowns like this on the Labor national executive, the party is
    heading for oblivion. Given his close relationship with the right, that may well be his objective.

    As Guy Rundle said yesterday “Or maybe the likes of Howes — whose guests at his glittering 30th birthday included such luminaries as Janet Albrechtsen and Michael Kroger — have lost the ability to tell who their real enemies are”.

  4. Matt

    Saturday. Faulkner told Howes to shut his word-hole in the Administrative Committee debate which was held on Saturday not Sunday.

  5. Pedantic, Balwyn

    The NSW Right Wing is far closer to the Abbott led Liberal Party than the traditional Labor Party. It will interesting to see if that relationship is maintained as Abbott unrolls his Monarchist, Pro-Work Choices and far right Catholic ideology after he becomes PM?

    The NSW Right are certainly doing everything they can to bring down Julia Gillard in a totally irrational power play that can only result in a voter movement to the “stability” of Abbott’s party.

    So what are they up to, it’s beyond the comprehension of most people? Unless there is some weird agreement to reward these clowns under an Abbott Government; but that is conspiracy theory gone mad, or is it!!

  6. wyane

    “I would have thought Stephen Mayne’s disclosure should have also included that he’s a candidate for the seat of Melbourne, and that he’s directing his preferences to the Greens.”

    How about a disclosure saying that AWU member Zane Alcorn had run for the Socialist Alliance in the seat of Newcastle at the last NSW election?

  7. Liz45

    @WAYNE – I think Zane Alcorn did a very good job of disclosing that himself? You can’t get more public than that! Also, anyone who’s read Zane’s articles in GreenLeft (of which I agree with, incidentally, as a subscriber to this alternative to the crap in many msm articles) would know that he’s not a right winger – thank goodness! Have enough of those already!

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