Whistleblowers

Q: Will VicPol again corruptly protect Premier Andrews – the man who insisted “Pell knew” about crimes?

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39 Responses to Whistleblowers

  1. Roberto

    Surely he was just following the instructions in the ALP handbook?

  2. Paul

    LOL thrown overboard. As if Andrews didn’t know what was going on.

  3. NoFixedAddress

    It’s a bastard when you get caught out revealing your true colours.

    How many more are like him in the Australian Labor (without U) Pardee?

    Mr Somyurek also apologised for his disparaging and misogynistic remarks against Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams and the LGBTI community that were aired in The Age and 60 Minutes report.

    “I will f—ing force her out of the ministry, that f—ing stupid bitch, when Andrews goes … She’s a stupid, stupid moll,” Mr Somyurek said of Ms Williams. “I’m going to f—ing knock her f—ing head off. She’s a f—ing psycho bitch.”

    Mr Andrews blasted Mr Somyurek’s “wicked” comments about Ms Williams.

    And I laughed and I laughed and I laughed.

  4. Robber Baron

    I’d never heard of Williams before, but now l’m going to observe her to see if Somyurek’s opinion that she is a moll and a stupid bitch are valid.

  5. Scott Osmond

    Who knows? He might be right? But yes, the police will protect Labor. At this point it’s a mutual protection racket.

  6. Entropy

    Notice how the ALP is going all in on the mysogeneee to avoid any focus on the branch stacking and inappropriate use of government resources. And the MSM let them.

  7. Old Lefty

    The ABC especially is going all out on the misogyny angle.

    Andrews needn’t worry. If a few narks in the police get too excited, their seniors will sit on them. Failing that, the Office of Political Prostitution can be relied on to come good with a nolle prosequi.

  8. Vagabond

    Somyurek – Right faction
    Andrews – Left faction

    Hatchet job via the left’s captive media outlet. Another day of business as usual at the Victorian ALP

    That’s all you need to know.

  9. Yarpos

    Funny how they talk anout branch stacking as if its new and needs urgent attention.

  10. sfw

    More interesting is who put The Age onto the story. It had to be someone powerful in Vic Labor who knew full well the story and decided that Somyurek was either too powerful or was mo longer useful.

  11. Squirrel

    Ne olursa olsun…..

  12. C.L.

    More interesting is who put The Age onto the story.

    Probably the MP reportedly punched in the head in his own home by one of the Turkish delights.

  13. min

    Heard the journalist who did the story that Labor heavyweights were afraid to talk whilst Somyurek was in power . he reckons they will talk now and also has more dirt on the two ministers still not sacked. Kamouz incriminates herself in the rort .

  14. Scott Osmond

    I always understood that branch stacking was a required skill for anyone who wants to go anywhere in the Labor party?

  15. HT

    Happy Dan Andrews is losing Ministers. Not convinced about the method though, if the guy/girls getting thrown under a bus were arseholes, sack them for being arseholes under the Dilbert “No Arseholes” rule. But secret surveillance for broadcast news: not so much. That’s a troubling precedent.

    What would be wonderful if the surveillance was conducted by a Labor hack under orders of Chairman Dan – and they all get necked for using illegal obtained surveillance materials 🙂

    I really don’t like the illegal surveillance though, very troubling if it’s seen as a legitimate tactic to “get” people you don’t like.

  16. H B Bear

    Liar branch stacking? The only crime was getting caught.

    I assume every Liar branch (and most Lieboral ones) are fixed.

    Hopefully this will escalate.

  17. egg_

    I’d never heard of Williams before, but now l’m going to observe her to see if Somyurek’s opinion that she is a moll and a stupid bitch are valid.

    +1

    If she got in this guy’s way…

  18. Bronson

    Somyurek = Eid Obeid

  19. Perfidious Albino

    We are told that the other Minister now under the microscope, Kairouz, is not related to the Kairouz Family that own and operate Cedar Meats and perhaps not, directly. No doubt there are always a lot of factional scores to settle within the Labor pardy, but I wonder whether acute embarrassment for Andrews over the Cedar Meats farce has been a contributing factor here?

    Whilst the behaviour revealed here is appalling (but perhaps not a surprise), Chairman Dan seemed far less concerned about the misogyny when his former emergency services minister Jane Garrett was being bullied and abused over the fire services reforms. Hypocrite much?

  20. Googoomuck

    “Vagabond #3486132, posted on June 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Somyurek – Right faction
    Andrews – Left faction”

    I was wondering if they were factional enemies. This creates an interesting situation. Will Comrade Andrews’ factional enemies/ leadership rivals coalesce around Somyurek or his proxy?

  21. NoFixedAddress

    Somyurek should slot straight in with the Turnbull/Photios Party

  22. Nighthawk the Elder

    Let’s be honest, he was sacked for his “disparaging and misogynistic remarks against Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams and the LGBTI community”.

    He wasn’t sacked for branch stacking or frequent visits to ATMs or factional stand overs. After all, that’s just business as usual for the ALP.

  23. Nob

    Nighthawk the Elder
    #3486320, posted on June 15, 2020 at 8:13 pm
    Let’s be honest, he was sacked for his “disparaging and misogynistic remarks against Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams and the LGBTI community”

    And even that diversion will soon broaden and morph into an attack on all Australian (don’t mention Turkish!) men , I mean toxic masculinity.

    I wonder what odds you’d get against the ABC/Guardian collective working Tony Abbott into the story somehow?

  24. JohnJJJ

    He is just actively encouraging members of the migrant comunity to participate in the democratic process.

  25. Rohan

    Wasn’t there 3 MP’s in all goneskied? And they were all of the right faction?

    Or did I miss hear what they said on neinfaux news tonight?

  26. theleftfootkick

    Some shelia on the ABC on about this just harking back to the Mathew Guy thing about lobsters and mobsters, did not want address the corruptipn issue at hand.

  27. a reader

    They have a minister for the alphabet people in Victoria?

  28. Nob

    Posters on the Melbourne Reddit forum (av. age 20-3/4) sub about this issue have already mentioned Abbott and Kennett.

    I don’t think the bookies would pay out on that though.

    The Melb Reddit are DanFans and praising Dan for swiftly dealing with this unprecedented outbreak of corruption in the Labor Party.

  29. Andre

    I could hardly believe that it was 60 Minutes undertaking this hatchet job given the channel 9 normal political bias but there it was. So complete was the video and other evidence that it was bound to get this minister out of the way. Bugging ministerial offices had to have been done by an internal ALP mob to get this guy before he really did run the show. VicPol will run dead of course.

  30. Mark A

    When hasn’t surveillance been misused for political purposes?
    When Nixon created the police regulator the OPI (instead of a royal commission into police corruption) she was able to conceal the Lawyer X scandal for almost two decades with the assistance of the likes of Ken Lay, Brett Curran, Simon Overland and Graham Ashton. Instead the OPI was given unparalleled surveillance powers which Nixon used to take out her rivals Noel Ashby and Paul Mullet and dispose of the Armed Offenders Squad, Ashby and Mullet’s power base within VicPol.
    Spying on Ashby also netted his conversations with Labor left Unionist Martin Foley, the then Chief of Staff to Bob Cameron the Police Minister and a hard left operative talking about the car crash of Steve Bracks’ son while DUI. Caught on tape saying to Ashby that he wanted to get everyone stories straight, the actual recordings and transcript of that conversation as they related to Foley- his “file” – were shredded under Graham Ashton’s watch. One law for the Left, another for the rest of us.
    The OPI was notionally controlled by the Ombudsman. When Bracks/Thwaites resigned, their places were taken by Foley and Noonan and John Brumby took over the leadership. In the 90’s Brumby’s neck in opposition had been saved by Kirner when the Left had the numbers to roll him- probably due to taking Julia Gillard under his wing after she left Slater and Gordon after the AWU “incident” in 1995. Instead he threw his allies under a bus and promoted whoever the left wanted. Now back in control he split the powers of the OPI to give control of Police regulation to Michael Strong, since the Ombudsman was now deemed untrustworthy- ie wouldn’t protect them. Despite his notional faction being Labor Unity, he also signed a ten year deal to protect incumbents from pre-selection battles that effectively handed control of Vic Labor to the socialist left- leading to the rise of Danny Boy.
    VicPol then engaged in the Crime Statistics Scandal to make it seem as if Crime had dropped under Labor. The Libs however won the 2010 election by a single vote and wanted Overland and Kieran Walshe gone for what they saw as partisan interference in the political process.
    The Libs appointed a Liberal policeman Weston to act as Chief of Staff to Police Minister Ryan- Labor had done the same thing with Labor policeman Brett Curran and Bob Cameron (who as Police Minister paid millions to shut up Lawyer X Gobbo which had been authorised by Curran in VicPol back in 1999) and Curran later joined Daniel Andrews as his left faction CoS and then was moved back to VicPol to eventually become CoS to Graham Ashton. But in 2010 the police had lost control. the Liberals were in, they were mad and Police Command knew they were all concealing unethical misconduct of the Lawyer X scandal which might put them in prison if the Liberals found out. So Michael Strong used his own motion powers under the OPI to covertly spy on Weston and everyone he talked to including Liberal MPs and staffers. This was a conflict- the Liberals had made it clear the OPI was going to be junked and their employee was spying on the elected Government, supposedly for Weston’s disloyalty to Overland, something in hindsight probably deserves a medal. Confirming they would be junked Strong and Paul Jevtovic who had replaced Ashton as Deputy Director in 2009, resigned in a hissy fit and the Libs shut down the OPI creating IBAC as the new body to investigate police.
    But Strong’s OPI surveillance of 2011 was illegally retained by someone and released on March 2013 for the purpose of bringing down the Bailleau Liberal Government which it did. It also split the party and made them easy pickings for Lefty opposition leader Dan, later aided by a left journalist’s secret and improper recording of Bailleau off the record bitching about his colleagues following which she lost her audio recorder at a labor party conference. The recordings were found and edited by senior Labor staffers and the voice files fraudulently sent to Liberal members from a “concerned Liberal”. (Incidentally March 2013, police created the Get Pell operation “Tethering” or framing.
    But it doesn’t end there. We all remember “Lobster with a Mobster”. Liberal leader Guy’s tough on crime platform fell a bit flat after that. But where did the covert telephone surveillance for that come from? Ashton publicly denied he’d recorded it and I believe him. What he didn’t say is that he knew where it came from and that was ACIC which had appointed Michael Strong for a 5 year term as an examiner finishing in 2018. ACIC spies on actual or suspected organised crime.
    Daniel Andrews has since appointed Michael Strong to the Public Interest monitor- which investigates the misuse of covert surveillance by authorities. We wish him Godspeed in exposing the corruption that has led to multiple misuse of state surveillance for a political purpose.

  31. Old Lefty

    And it’s also in the hands of IBAC, the ‘independent’ anti-corruption commission chaired by Mr Robert Redlich QC. Recognise the name? Holding Redlich are the ALP’s lawyers.

  32. Robbo

    Corruption in Victoria is not limited to the Labor Party. It’s allies do a pretty good job in protecting their political masters as we have all witnessed time and time again. The Herald Sun summed it all up perfectly with its banner headline on June 16, “ ROTTEN TO THE CORE “. Now let us see whether VicPol are prepared to step in and take action. I’m not holding my breath waiting for that to occur because we all know where their loyalties lie.

  33. candy

    It’s a truly impressive hit job, been in the making for months with 60 minutes the crowning glory.

    My guess it’s a collaboration between Andrews and his tight little group, and 1 or 2 journalists, with the bugging and all. Journalists being good at secret recordings etc. Somehow I think the Williams lady is involved too but perhaps just because they clashed over feminism and he had to go.

    Andrews is a clever chap and plays the dictatorship game very well. No-one who stands in his way will last.

  34. John A

    Andre #3486600, posted on June 16, 2020, at 9:18 am

    I could hardly believe that it was 60 Minutes undertaking this hatchet job given the channel 9 normal political bias but there it was. So complete was the video and other evidence that it was bound to get this minister out of the way. Bugging ministerial offices had to have been done by an internal ALP mob to get this guy before he really did run the show. VicPol will run dead of course.

    However, one must take note of the factional interests involved as elucidated in comments earlier.

    This seems to be standard operating procedure in any process of consolidation of power. Kings used to do it as soon as they ascended to the throne.

  35. cuckoo

    Seeing Andrews up there saying it can’t be investigated by the ALP itself; it has to be investigated by independent impartial bodies like VicPol.

    And they say comedy is dead.

  36. Politico Plus

    Whose next, after NSW and now Victoria. I am calling Queensland and then Western Australia

  37. Lee

    Q: Will VicPol again corruptly protect Premier Andrews – the man who insisted “Pell knew” about crimes?

    To paraphrase Dictator Dan himself: Andrews knew about crimes.

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