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Nov 14, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: $5k isn’t that big for a punter

Gamblers won't find the $5000 strange. I doubt that either Hedley Thomas or Pia Akermann are gamblers. Anyone who was would not think it strange that someone who spent

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Gamblers won't find the $5000 strange. I doubt that either Hedley Thomas or Pia Akermann are gamblers. Anyone who was would not think it strange that someone who spent all night out on the punt and managed to win a bundle would appease a happily guilty conscience by slinging his partner a bundle. But this pair of journalists for The Australian obviously think it's mighty odd that Julia Gillard's lover once put $5000 in cash into her bank account after a fun time at Crown casino. I mean, just look at this morning's front page headline:

If you'd been reading previous episodes in this long running story it looked like an alert to how the now Prime Minister personally benefited from some ill-gotten gains rorted from a trade union. Yet keep reading on the inside pages and this is what you find the former AWU whistleblower Wayne Hem actually recalled:

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5 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: $5k isn’t that big for a punter

  1. klewso

    What happens when “Planet” gets ridiculed?

  2. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    Luckily for us normal punters, The Blot Report telegraphed this on Sunday – damming evidence this, no need for DNA or nuttin*

    *sarcasm

  3. Tom Jones

    Ignoring the comments are by Janet Albrechtson is not easy as it seems that it is the height of hypocrisy. However leaving that aside there is no deep insight in her words as civility does not need humour which is at the expense of the powerless. There are very funny jokes which are insightful and funny which respect others and then there are the kinds of sniggering humour which are designed to cut others down. Many of the jokes circulating by the right wing on the internet, which focus on the femaleness of the PM, are not civil nor funny except to those like Janet who are oblivious to their inherent nastiness.

  4. Bill Hilliger

    Derryn Hinch identifies a maggot.

  5. klewso

    The Oz (with the dominance of Limited News and their edited view of the news that we get to see) on “Slight ‘er and Gordon” – could have been “investigated” 2 years ago, and before?
    But “Abbott’s behind in those polls now” – and he leads their federal “Limited News Party”?

    Is there a bigger bully in this country than their stable when it thinks it’s will is not being done?

    And the ABC has been able to leverage an inquiry into “industrial strength”/institutionalised child abuse – while the tabloids have concentrated our attention on vilifying “lay” individuals that sold copy and didn’t offend anyone “important” (or establishment) – something had to be done to restore their idea of the “natural order”?

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