Tips and rumours

Jan 12, 2018

Tips and rumours

The lasting legacy of Martin Hamilton-Smith ... Powershop's energy crisis ... Mark Latham: coming to a dystopian future near you ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … 

Hamilton-Smith's legacy? On Tuesday we took you through the career of perpetual malcontent Martin Hamilton-Smith, who went from a South Australian Liberal opposition leader, to an "Independent Liberal" holding a ministerial portfolio in a Labor government, to shilling for Nick Xenophon's SA Best party. Hamilton-Smith happily recounted some of his career highlights in the press release announcing that he would not be recontesting the seat of Waite in the upcoming election, and Premier Jay Weatherill said Hamilton-Smith had made an “outstanding contribution” to the state. One person who may not be quite so happy with the Hamilton-Smith's legacy is Duncan McFetridge. McFetridge also ditched the South Australian Liberals and was also planning to run as an "Independent Liberal" in the upcoming election -- but under new laws, which may as well have been passed with Hamilton-Smith in mind, he would have to get written permission from his former employers to do so. 

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5 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    How would you like to spend an Australia Day in Latham’s head – then write a book “Malice in Blunderland”?

    1. AR

      klewi – that sounds more like a hagiographic account of Dunnuttin.
      Surely mad marky’s peregrinations would be “Clueless in Cretinland“?

  2. Draco Houston

    Eternal Total War on Christmas. It drags on into January now. Can they keep it going until Easter?

  3. zut alors

    Surely that’s a typo & Latham means ‘vinegarettes’?

  4. [email protected]

    Stupid clips like that one are not worth anyone taking even half seriously. The date is insulting to those whose land was taken, and should be changed if most First nations want it to be. This is just respectful, not indicative of mind control. The man needs to get out o f his bubble and talk to those who feel hurt by the date.

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