Feb 7, 2018

Is Doyle trying to prevent the release of the Freckelton report?

Team Doyle seems to be moving to suppress the publication or broadcast of any more damaging information.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

City of Melbourne endured the most scrutinised gathering of its councillors in history last night as Australia’s first major political sexual harassment scandal in the #metoo era took more twists and turns.

Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood did a good job in difficult circumstances, having to open the meeting with a statement acknowledging the passing of former Lord Mayor Ron Walker, whose state funeral was held at St Paul's in Melbourne this morning.

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7 thoughts on “Is Doyle trying to prevent the release of the Freckelton report?

  1. aliso6

    good on you, Stephen; bolt the door on the Melbourne’s blokey culture!

  2. Djbekka

    Maybe this current oldest generation of blokey culture is fading, but I am less certain there is not a less old generation with slightly different tactics springing up in its place. We can hope, Stephen.

  3. Lord Muck

    “This might be plausible if a vote was about to take place … ”
    This type of sign language only has one meaning in civilised society. Don’t beat around the bush, Stephen; you have already stated the man has called you a liar so it’s open season. There have also been claims of inappropriate behaviour during his time as opposition leader, chairman of Melbourne Health … and as a school teacher.

  4. lykurgus

    “…a few of them might have reflected that the book is closing on that small circle of old white male voices…”
    Even in light of the fact that Ron Walker was felled with all his sins upon him? His body found face-down in a pool of his own denials?

  5. Limited Through Mixed

    The fact that Faine on his morning ABC 774 program admitted that he thought Doyle was a leacherous pervert but he did nothing to stop Doyle’s behaviour speaks volumes. Faine should be sacked or sanctioned. He is totally incompetent.

  6. [email protected]

    Grat article. Good on you Stephen Maine!

  7. JQ

    Good on you, Stephen, way to call out the “old white male voices.” Wait, aren’t you white, male and… is 48 still young? Oh Stephen, so self-deprecating! How you must hate yourself and everyone else in the totally homogeneous group of melanin-challenged Y-chromosome enemies.
    Exactly what do you think will be will accomplished by perpetuating the de rigeur reduction of everything into identity politics? If increased polarization is your aim, then bravo! Bring on the unifying barrages of racist/sexist ideology!

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