SHOE MAY END UP ON OTHER FOOT – Monday January 30 2012

– Pressure is mounting on the Prime Minister, with the Australia Day debacle torpedoing Labor’s attempts to woo voters back.
The Opposition is using Julia Gillard’s refusal to call for an inquiry into her staff’s behaviour as another weapon to attack the party’s integrity.
The Opposition is planning to write to the Australian Federal Police today to request an inquiry into what role her staff played in inciting the attack on Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
And there are also calls for Australia Day protesters to be charged by police, as one Aboriginal leader said they must be taught a lesson.
The AFP is still assessing the ugly Canberra incident and analysing television and news footage to help gather evidence for possible arrests.
But there is no current investigation into Ms Gillard’s former media adviser Tony Hodges or ACT Union official Kim Sattler, who leaked information that fuelled the protest.
Shadow Attorney-General George Brandis will today write to AFP Commissioner Tony Negus requesting an inquiry if the Government has not already the inquiry by this morning.
The fall-out from Thursday’s protest continues, and threatens to derail Labor’s attempt to rebuild voter support.
The first Galaxy poll this year shows Labor has clawed back some ground on the Coalition since October, but would still be trounced if an election were held today.
Former ALP national president and Aboriginal Leader Warren Mundine called for Australia Day troublemakers to be charged to show violent protests were not on.
Aboriginal tent embassy co-founder Michael Anderson said he expected at least one protester to face questioning, but after viewing footage he thought the main aggressor “looked like one of those Occupy movement people”.
He said the tent embassy was doing an internal investigation into leaked information used to fuel protests, and would hand results to police this week.
A police spokeswoman said no protest-related arrests had been made.
Ms Gillard said she was only aware of a staff member’s possible involvement in the scandal the following afternoon – Matt Johnston


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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