Tips and rumours

Dec 21, 2012

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Big Brother is listening in? A tipster warned that the Victims Support Agency in Victoria, which is part of the Department of Justice, “has been illegally taping victim’s conversations without their consent and then using this information. An internal review has been conducted but nothing has been released to the public. It is extraordinary that the DOJ has acted in such an illegal fashion and has not made this internal review public and there have been no consequences.”

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    That reading list – is “50 Shades of Bray” on there?

  2. Peter Fuller

    The publication is Nation Review (not National). It began life as the Sunday Review, financed by Gordon Barton, who came to an active role in Australian politics by opposing the Vietnam War and establishing and bankrolling the Liberal Reform Movement for the 1966 election. This progressively morphed into the Australia Party which ultimately folded into the Democrats.
    The Review (weekly) merged with the Nation (fortnightly) to become Nation Review.
    I’m pretty confident that the bearded gent at extreme left of the photograph is Mungo McCallum, but although I would also have recognised Richard Walsh, I can’t put a name to any-one else. Michael Leunig is possibly the bloke, centre back (dark hair and moustache. He was definitely cartooning for NR at that time.

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