Coalition supporters are pushing Bill Shorten’s dirty laundry from the past as reasons why the public should not vote for Shorten and the Labor Party, but it is by and large falling on deaf ears with voters. The reason is quite simple and that is there is a long list of corruption and fraud scandals totalling billions of dollars by the coalition government that far outweighs any dirt Scott Morrison and the coalition can throw at Bill Shorten and the Labor Party.
Bill Shorten’s history
Raising a politician’s past failings and/or corruption is valid at any time and especially during an election as it helps voters to make better informed decisions on who to vote for. But when raising a politician’s past, it has to be done in a credible way otherwise it can backfire badly. In the last 24 hours (14/5/19) Kathy Sherriff has, on her Facebook page, again raised the allegation that Bill Shorten raped her in 1986 when she was 16 and has said she has barrister Peter Faris QC assisting her. Kathy Sherriff’s statement on her Facebook page doesn’t say much more than that. Peter Faris QC had previously represented Kathy in 2014. (Click here to read more)
Kathy Sherriff’s complaint was previously dismissed by the Victorian police in 2014 because they said “there was no reasonable prospect of conviction” but she now says that police told her at the time “that if new witnesses were located or other evidence was found, then they would look at reopening my case.”
Kathy has done a couple of follow-up posts and said she and Mr Faris have gone to the police station requesting a meeting to go through further evidence with the hope of having the matter reopened. I first named Shorten as being under investigation by the Victoria police in November 2013 and wrote numerous stories on the issue. (Click here to read more) And for 10 months the old media wouldn’t write about it.
After the police announced they would not charge Shorten he outed himself as being the “high profile Labor Party figure” who had been under investigation for rape. Shorten did a quick press conference and then said he would never talk about it again which he hasn’t, and the old media didn’t press the issue.
I think Kathy Sherriff has left her run too late for it to have any effect of the election and if it was to get widespread media coverage it might even help Shorten and Labor as they would frame it as being nothing more than a smear campaign. After the election it is more likely to get media coverage though, especially if Labor win, and Shorten will be under huge pressure to answer questions that he previously avoided. I set up a page with all my articles on the issue in 2014 which you can read by clicking here.
I have written about Bill Shortens dodgy past as much if not more than most other websites and for that reason I believe he will be a total failure as Prime Minister and I am entitled to my view. But that is all it is, my viewpoint.
Scott Morrison – Liberal Party corruption
On the other hand, I know for a fact that the current Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the coalition will be total failures if re-elected as that is what they have been to date and they have made it clear they are refusing to change. A prime example is that the coalition are proposing a federal corruption commission with no teeth and without public hearings which is a waste of taxpayer’s money and is designed to cover-up the widespread corruption in the government.
A list of some of the corruption in the current federal government is listed below:
Watergate – $80 million – Lawyers for MP Angus Taylor fail to back-up $80 million #watergate fraud defamation legal threats – April 2013, 2019
The lawyers acting for federal MP Angus Taylor have refused to respond to an email I sent them last night (22/4/19) putting them on notice that I would publish the Twitter thread that they claimed last week was defamatory of Angus Taylor. The twitter thread is a must read as it leaves no doubt that federal MP Angus Taylor has acted corruptly, and his actions should be referred to the police for further investigation and charges. (Click here to read more)
Water Minister David Littleproud’s family linked to $20 million Murray-Darling Basin fraud yet he is still Water Minister
The current federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has direct family links to the $20 million Murray-Darling Basin fraud which has resulted in police charges in Queensland. David Littleproud’s wife’s cousin, John Norman, is the kingpin of the alleged $20 million fraud and was charged in August 2018 after the police raided his farm in October 2017. (Click here to read more)
Great Barrier Reef Foundation fraud – #ReefGate Channel Nine’s Karl Stefanovic in cash-for-comment scandal defending Malcom Turnbull’s $444 million fraud – August 5, 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in the fight of his life trying to justify his fraudulent awarding of a $444 million grant to the Liberal Party aligned and mining industry backed Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Nine’s Karl Stefanovic has come to Turnbull’s defence on Twitter defending the deal while knowingly concealing that the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is a sponsor of Channel 9. (Click here to read more)
Paladin – $423 million government contract – Australian government security contractor Paladin breaks silence on corruption allegations
Member for Manila – ‘Member for Manila’: MP puts overseas travel before key campaign slogan
Helloworld – $1 billion government contract – Mathias Cormann booked holiday flights directly with Helloworld chief executive
I don’t tell people who to vote for because it is not for me to do so and it makes no difference to me or this website. It doesn’t matter who wins the election as the battle to expose and stop government corruption goes on but I find it hard to justify rewarding the current government with another term given their widespread corruption. I personally will be voting independent.
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