Federal

Mar 1, 2018

Crikey’s depressingly necessary new initiative: ScandalTracker

It's the tracker you never thought you'd need in a relatively stable western democracy.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Sick of trying to keep track of the various scandals plaguing politics currently? Crikey has you covered with our ScandalTracker™ to enable you to bluff your way through any conversation about the disastrous state of contemporary politics.

The AWU raid leak. Once limited to Michaelia Cash's office, Michael Keenan has now been roped in with a report of journalists claiming someone from his office leaked them word of the pending raid. Keenan categorically denies it. AFP continues to investigate. The world turns. 

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24 thoughts on “Crikey’s depressingly necessary new initiative: ScandalTracker

  1. Annelise Magee

    Scandal tracker = 10/ 10 Barnabys. Brilliant addition 🙂

  2. graybul

    How come no rating for AFP?

  3. Rais

    Just so we can understand the rating system better, how many Dashers are there in a Barnaby?

  4. Marion Wilson

    Penny Wong “ripped her a new one”. Well deserved. Cash has inferred scandalous behavior by the women working in Shorten’s office. An apology does not undo what she has said. Cash has grossly abused the privilege Member’s of Parliament have, that they may freely bring information to the Parliament and to the public. This is not a trivial thing. Without that protection, all the women who are employed in Shorten’s office would each have the right to sue Cash for a substantial sum for the assumed damage she has done to their reputation and future career opportunities. Cash made her comments with calculated deliberation, she intended her comments to intimidate not to offend, so an apology to those who were offended is meaningless gibberish. The Parliament must take action against her so that no politician ever tries this again.

    1. zut alors

      As Senate Estimates operates under Parliamentary Privilege nobody can sue.

      Cash’s only risk when implicating Shorten’s staff was to reveal her true colours.

  5. swimming the Hellespont

    JBish’s Emirates handbag would probably just squeak past the Centrelink ‘ bona fide domestic relationship’ test. But down the pub the $30K we spent on floating him back and forth to the track stinks like so much mounting yard ordure.

    1. klewso

      A “shuttle stallion”?

  6. zut alors

    In addition to underwriting Julie Bishop’s non-partner’s travel expenses the least the electorate can do is find an appropriate description for him.

    I’ll kick it off: chaperone?

    1. klewso

      Shuttle stallion.

      1. Jack Robertson

        Travel Cock.

  7. alfalfa male

    What’s the scale here? 5 Barnabys? 10?

  8. Rocky Horror

    Turnbull’s term “secret snorkeling” has my mind in a spin

  9. klewso

    And, “to be crystal clear”, let’s not forget Leigh Sales role in this “Gotcha Bill Shorten!” conflagration?

  10. klewso

    I can’t get over the high-handed actions of “Security” who moved that white-board so that the media couldn’t film her going to Estimates this morning? Who ordered that?

    1. AR

      Cackles’ office claimed it wasn’t at her request therefore they acted independently… of whom?
      Ultimately the Speaker is responsible for actions undertaken within the Parliament building.
      For what reason/whose benefit?

    2. Karen Hutchinson

      It was Boarder-Force!

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