Apr 17, 2014

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania's judges just don't have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.


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8 thoughts on “In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

  1. mikeb

    This is Tassie mate. Hodgeman promised to get rid of “red and green tape” and surely Gay leaping over the technicaltites of insider trading qualifies under that? Mustn’t let the little matter of a conviction stop progress (unless it happens to involve someone not friendly to the power base that is).

  2. katas

    Mr Gay was described at his trial as very ill; another amazing recovery! Plus he wanted the cost for his appeal paid by the other party. At least that was not granted. Lot of good ol’ boys in Tas with loads of self interest and Teflon skins.

  3. zut alors

    ‘It makes you wonder what being of exemplary character means in Tasmania.’

    It applies to anyone who isn’t actually in gaol.

  4. AR

    If HH is a true taswegian, one of his heads will be able to convince tuther that Gay is lily white.

  5. Ramon Meccho

    “Hobart, where “corporate criminal” and “exemplary character” aren’t mutually exclusive ”

    “John Addis is a director of Private Media (publisher of Crikey) and of Intelligent Investor Share Advisor  — get a 15-day free membership to unlock all of Share Advisor’s stock research and buy recommendations”

    Any Tasmanian companies recommended?

  6. The Pav

    It also begs the question where is the action under Proceeds of crime provisions.

    Thompson knocks off a few bucks from the union and faces gaol. Gay gets to keep his ill gotten gains and faces no sanctions.

    Australian justice at work

  7. Liamj

    Exemplary character = Tory. See “honourable” Barry O’Farrell. But if questioned by the authorities say ‘Australia is a classless society’.

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