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Sep 6, 2012

Melbourne Uni spat … TV hack’s spray … Newman books some wrath …

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Melbourne uni elections turn nasty. A candidate in the Melbourne University student u

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Melbourne uni elections turn nasty. A candidate in the Melbourne University student union elections has been banned from campaigning for a two and a half days after allegedly making homophobic remarks to a rival candidate. In his complaint, Melbourne University Student Union president Mark Kettle alleged that Patrick Crosswell, who is running for an education officer position on the right-leaning Now! ticket, said that homos-xuality is a mental illness and joked that gays are “brain damaged”. Crosswell, who conceded the general nature of the exchanges but did not admit they were intended to be derogatory, was sent to the sidelines on Tuesday and will be there until the close of polls today.

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4 thoughts on “Melbourne Uni spat … TV hack’s spray … Newman books some wrath …

  1. cornelius ray

    Re TV hack’s “unAustralian” spray….the offender should be named and shamed. Also the channel. There is too much of this precious, demanding, superior media attitude prevailing, an example should be made of the hacks.

  2. SusieQ

    Politicians of all hues are brilliant at cutting back basic services that well all rely on, but we never hear of them taking a cut in pay, in staff, in ‘perks’ – why is that?

  3. Kevin Tyerman

    Has Mr Newman got something against books?

  4. Bill Hilliger

    nothin’ he just prefers comics

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