With each passing day, there are more revelations which make both stories reek to high heaven. The term MOAR has been adopted by the Twitterati to describe the ever growing miasma. The word ‘moar” is a combination of the words more and roar.
The astute amongst you will also notice that this is part 1. The series will grow as each new revelation is uncovered.
I was originally going to call this piece MOAR Pigs after the classic song by hard rock/metal legends Black Sabbath, but decide to go with the more literate (mis)quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that you see at the top of this article.
Nevertheless, with a bit of a rewrite to the lyrics of the Sabbath classic, the situation can be neatly summed up.
Tories gathered in their masses
Talking out their collective asses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of Parliament disruption
In Question Time the air is burning
As the lies they keep on churning
Death and hatred to Julia Gillard
What a bunch of fucking retards
Oh, Lord yeah.
(Apologies to Messrs Iommi, Butler, Ward and Osbourne)
For those who are unaware of the song, here it is so you can sing along with the rewritten lyrics:
In the previous post on the HSU/FWA schemozzle (Debunking The Thomson Allegations), The Derp closed with asking the question, “Why has Kathy Jackson’s live-in lover, and FWA Vice President, Michael Lawler gone on Long Leave from the FWA?”
The answer may to that have just been uncovered. The ABC is reporting that Lawler sent a complaint on December 21 of last year to the NSW Police about alleged misconduct at the HSU, and that of two of its officials, Carol Glen and Gerard Hayes (source: Senior FWA Official Embroiled In HSU Fighting).
Attached to the complaint were minutes of HSU meetings, photos of text messages as well as details of a complaint made to the then FWA president about a phone call Lawler made to a HSU official.
This was reported in Part One of Independent Australia’s excellent exposé on the whole affair.
Carol Glen, in a written complaint to former Fair Work Australia President Geoffrey Giudice, alleges she received an “aggressive” phone call from Lawler, who told her:
“You can fuck off and take sick leave if you don’t want to do the work and still be paid, but you can’t resign.” (source: How Jackson, Lawler and Abbott Tangled Thomson With The HSU
This was after Ms Glen threatened to resign from the HSU due to factional in-fighting.
My understanding is that any senior Public Servant who made such a complaint to the Police, even though it was made “in a private capacity” on behalf of himself and his partner (Jackson), would be ordered to clean out their desks immediately. Perhaps this is the reason for Lawler’s sudden “long leave”. Only time will tell.
So far it seems that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Informed sources have made it known that there is much, much, MOAR to come on this whole sorry saga, along with MOAR on the Brough/Bishop/Pyne/Ashby saga as well.
Stay tuned, and in the meantime, everybody sing along, “Tories gathered in their masses…..”