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1. Re Alan Jones, here’s how a LABOR Govt ended accountability to the people of recipients of PUBLIC broadcasting licences.

In late 1980s I reported the 2nd Australian Broadcasting Tribunal’s inquiry into whether Alan Bond was ‘a fit & proper person’ to own Nine’s TV licence.
2. Sir Joh sued Nine for defamation, and Bond paid him $400,000. An ABT inquiry cleared him of corruption.

Then Jana Wendt, host of Nine’s A Current Affair, obtained an admission from Bond that he paid Sir Joh in exchange for a promise that he could keep doing business in Qld.
3. The ABT announced a 2nd inquiry - bloody obvious Bond witnesses lied in the first. I’d been in Sydney, so scared, so out of my depth, for a little while, and wanted to go home.

No one wanted to cover the 2nd inquiry, ‘cause everyone thought it would be a boring whitewash.
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1. Groundhog Day on One Nation preferencing. In 1998, Howard-Abbott urged preferencing One Nation; Costello and Kennett strongly disagreed, saying put ON last, as Labor did.

Then came #qldvotes - Hanson won 11 seats outside Brisbane, and Lib voters fled in Bringing Shane.
2. So Howard put One Nation last at 1998 #ausvotes. ON didn’t win a seat, and in Blair, where Hanson stood, the Lib won with Labor preferences.

Fast forward - she’s back, and the WA Libs preferenced her above Labor. The Feds were fine with it - Hanson had matured, they said.
3. Disaster struck again; the Liberal leader Colin Barnett says the decision cost the Libs several seats after it became a massive election issue.…
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Hey #auspol I know you're focused on #qldvotes but I’m ready for a 100-tweet balls-out thread about #citizenshit. Wanna help me to bring down this crapulous collection of nongs, chancers and half-wits known as the Australian government?
Okay, no-one said “no” so let’s do it! This thread *will* bring down the government, but you need to follow me down some rabbit holes and RT like the government depends on it. Let's start by looking at section 44 of the constitution.…
The key clause is:
Any person who is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power shall be incapable of being chosen ...
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