Jun 2, 2014
DFAT axes OS postings ... Turnbull v Bolt ... vote in the museum dance-off ...
From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …
DFAT axes postings … Following up on a tip from the public, we’ve confirmed that DFAT has just axed 65 overseas postings — and it seems aid staff will be missing out. A mole told us this:
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I guess your DFAT tips are from spoilt Canberra fat cats? To an outsider, it seems the right thing to to do to reduce duplication. A pity it is taking so long.
Bolt’s trolling. He’s got it in his head that Malcy is fully consumed by the cause, so therefore he’s against it and is trying to trip him up. Specifically is the repeated attempts to elicit some kind of push-back from Turnbull about the budget, questioning his commitment and loyalty;
“I now look forward to Turnbull disproving me not with this showy abuse but with a vigorous public defence of the most controversial Budget measures …” or
“If only Turnbull had spent half this charm fighting for Abbott’s budget. Instead, some of Abbott’s troops complain he’s almost gone missing in action.”
None too subtle, but it’s Bolt, innit.
Erm, that should read “…isn’t fully consumed…” Am going to fire the Sub.
“Turnbull could have let the story go” – and let Blot have the final word from his elite advertorial position?
Then again Blot could have let the story go, himself – and let his mate, Abbott, look after himself, as this blew over in 48 hour media cycle?
But no, he’s so important, so omnipotent, so supercilious, he had to conflagrate it?
As I’ve said before, I don’t know if he’s a complete moron or there are bits missing?
I thought the funniest aspect of this matter was “Preshus” Turnbull’s reaction to being caught in the glare of the head-light of a Murdoch hack?
[It wasn’t that long ago he was poo-pooing Labor’s taking exception at how Murdoch’s Limited News uses his market dominance to slag them off – 363.25 days /year?]