Tips and rumours

Aug 21, 2012

Styant-Browne family ties? … ACP buyer cold … NT Labor attack …

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Family ties in Parliament House. There appears to be an interesting if tenuous family



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9 thoughts on “Styant-Browne family ties? … ACP buyer cold … NT Labor attack …

  1. Legrosbisson

    What is a corflute?

  2. klewso

    So Nick S-B does know “who” Moreland is and what she does?

  3. klewso

    It’s just that “Is it true you’re related to Helen Moreland?” …….

    “If it is, I have no idea, and have not spoken to her on a single occasion about politics, let alone her job”.

  4. Grindrod rozza

    Are the motives and political connections of the informants on Julia Gillard’s time at Slater and Gordon really relevant? Surely, finding out the truth or otherwise of the allegations should be the preoccupation of journalists.

  5. Hugh (Charlie) McColl

    Grindrod, if you’ve tried and failed to find any evidence of dishonesty but you want to keep your job then just keep talking. It seems that slack journalists only need to roll over old musty carpets every few months to revitalise their careers. No wonder journalism is stuffed.

  6. wiseguy

    “…It sounds like Styant-Browne and Moreland may be unaware of each other’s existence and may have never had contact. We just got curious. ”

    What is there in this to make Crikey curious?

    According to the interview transcript, Gillard, by her own admission, knowingly set up a Union slush fund and then sought to conceal it by failing to properly document her work as a lawyer with Slater and Gordon.

    I think the crusade over at the OZ is as much as anything else, directed at Fairfax and the ABC, neither of whom seems inclined to enquire or comment on a situation which bears directly on the issue of the Prime Minister’s honesty.

  7. micwhi

    what about exposing those pollies who do other dishonest things, think affairs, where there have been persistent rumors about some high profile ones that have never seen the light of day and this behavior goes directly to their honesty and appropriateness for public office. Often people having affairs use work resources to cover their tracks. I often hear people say that peoples private lives are their private lives, but i think where the same people are making claims about others dishonesty, then they have volunteered to be put under the spotlight.

  8. Figaro

    To Wiseguy

    Crusades, I thought these were campaigns initiated by the Catholic Church. Then again New Ltd wants to be in anything to increase its power. Can you answer what Nick Styant-Browne’s “crusade” might be?

  9. wiseguy

    Agreed Figaro. ‘Crusade’ was a poor choice of words on my part.

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