Tips and rumours

Jul 18, 2014

Tips and rumours

Deadlines passing for Santos ... Brandis off his game ... where's Abbott's budgie smugglers? ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Public servants and prosecution. The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program has targetted the highest levels of power, with former PM Kevin Rudd giving evidence, but one tipster warns of its chilling effect on public servants getting on with the job:

"The Royal Commission into the Labor government's botched Home Insulation Program has issued adverse findings against most public servants and has indicated they intend to recommend administrative charges against public servants from APS6 through to senior executive service officials. This would set a dangerous precedent and inhibit public servants from doing their job in the future for fear of prosecution. Never before has a royal commission taken such direct and aggressive action against administrative and middle management public servants."
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Santos go-slow. After complaining loudly about delays to coal seam gas project approvals in NSW, trumpeting the urgency of bringing on new supply to meet a looming NSW gas shortfall, and finally succeeding in getting the state government to fast-track its controversial Narrabri gas project in the Pilliga State Forest, it seems energy company Santos is seriously struggling to meet the deadlines it wanted imposed. Earlier this month Santos confirmed it had missed the June 30 deadline for release of its environmental impact statement for Narrabri, and well-placed sources now say it won't be ready until the end of the calendar year.

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. bushby jane

    Amazing, I thought that the pink bats problem seemed mostly to do with the lack of enforcement of Workplace Safety and Standards being enforced, the subsidy was merely an add-on.

  2. Mendoza

    “but maybe it’s time for our satirists to move on?”
    I’m not sure you know how caricature works. How many times and how long ago did Downer wear fishnets?
    It is clear you are not a fan of cartoons after banishing them from Crikey so maybe you should move on?

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