Tag Archives: Australian Labor Party

AFP FUNDING BECOMING AN ISSUE

Friday August 30 2013 – The Australian Federal Police has no operational power in Indonesia, but when people smugglers are busted by Indonesian police, Australian manpower and money are often playing a role in the background. Head of the AFP … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA. NOW GO AWAY – Sunday July 21 2013

– Australia’s new hardline treatment of refugees has begun, with 81 asylum seekers on their way to Papua New Guinea after arriving in Australian waters early on Saturday. The asylum seekers – most from Iran – are the first to … Continue reading

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MP UNDERMINES RED NOTICE INTEL – Tuesday June 18 2013

– Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor has contradicted the Australian Federal Police over the reliability of Interpol red notices after the embarrassing collapse of terrorism claims against asylum seeker Sayed Ahmed Abdellatif. Speaking to “Breaking Politics” on Monday, Mr O’Connor said … Continue reading

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DRUGS IN SPORT RESPONSE ‘HYSTERICAL’ – Thursday May 30

– The Gillard Government has been accused of prematurely tarring thousands of sports people, as the high-profile drugs-in-sport operation is revealed to be at a much earlier stage than first suggested. Three months after the “blackest day in sport” media … Continue reading

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THOMSON HAS 100,000 FOOD REASONS TO BE SMILING – Friday May 17 2013

– Craig Thomson stands to pocket more than $100,000 from the Australian taxpayer by running as an independent. The scandal-plagued NSW MP has backed away from his explosive claim that Labor offered him a deal not to contest his NSW … Continue reading

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TASKFORCE TO BLITZ GANG CRIME – Sunday March 3 2013

– Criminal gangs face the seizure of luxury cars, houses and cash assets under plans for a national taskforce to tackle gang-related crime in Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard today will announce a law-and-order blitz to fight gang-related crime as … Continue reading

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CRAIG THOMSON FRONTS COURT ON 154 CHARGES – Thursday February 7 2013

– Tiffany’s Girls claims to be Sydney’s best brothel. It is also one of the establishments where police claim former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson used a Health Services Union credit card to pay for prostitutes. Thomson, 48, appeared in … Continue reading

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THOMSON SAYS HE WILL BE VINDICATED – Tuesday February 5 2013

– Craig Thomson still hopes to continue his political career, most likely as an independent, but believe the Labor Party is keeping open pre-selection for his seat in case he is vindicated of the fraud charges he faces. In his … Continue reading

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ARREST HORROR START TO LABOR CAMPAIGN – Friday February 1 2013

– Julia Gillard’s high-stakes election strategy was rocked when ex-Labor MP Craig Thomson was arrested on 149 fraud charges – including allegedly using union funds to pay for prostitutes. In a horrid start to the political year for the Prime … Continue reading

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149 CHARGES – Friday February 1 2013

– Former Labor MP Craig Thomson will face court in Melbourne after being arrested on 149 fraud charges – including allegations he used his union credit card to pay for prostitutes. In a devastating blow to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s … Continue reading

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