pissing on workers...
After some rummaging inside my pigeon loft that I cleaned thoroughly with a large serve of red ned and some cheap shoe polish, I have arrived at the startling conclusion that it could have been Martin Ferguson who fed the bullshit about the "coward" incident to the member of Batman, David Feeney.
It was an "embarrassing" piece of disinformation that forced the leader of the Labor Party, Bill Shorten, to apologise to "parliament" and to Senator Ronaldson... I am wicked in my own sarcasm... Unless of course it was Feeney's staffers who collected the false info from what is a very dubious source... or decided that... Who knows?... The Labor party should investigate thoroughly.
So why point the finger at Martin Ferguson? Well, he may not have anything to do with anything but...
See, Martin Ferguson WAS the member for Batman, this good old "Labor" safe seat in Victoria, before he left parliament for "a better job"... Yes, he saw fit to jump ship and now works, as a highly paid executive (I guess), as the chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association... Talk about swinging from one side of the forest to the other! Ferguson switched to a mob of enemy monkeys. Traitor is too big a word to use here. Opportunist shall do... because to be fair, he's always been swinging in favour of industrialists while in the Labor Government. That why they made him the minister for industry or such...Today of course Ferguson pisses on the workers he used to "represent" when he was the vice president of the ACTU... Ferguson is NOT A LABOR MAN. Never has been and never will be. Sure one can have a ticket or a card saying one is a Labor paid member, but since I observed him as a young pup, back in the early 1970s, in the shadow of his dad, he never impressed me as a Labor spirit. In my view, Martin always betrayed the "pure" ideals that his dad Jack Ferguson seemed to try to keep as a politician far more committed to the Labor cause.
Martin Ferguson is not a Labor elder (contrary to what the SMH says as it plays this tired old card)... Martin Ferguson has always been a spokesperson for the industrialists before being dubiously a workers drinking mate. He might still be carrying his Labor membership on his sleeve, but to me, he's just an old shifty dog now who has tried hard to undermine the Labor party many times, possibly with good "catholic" intentions, but mostly to feather his own rumbles, including his support for Kevin Rudd... (Kevin who?)...
Martin Ferguson is not a Labor elder... He has been his own man using Labor as his platform to advance industries of doom such as the nuclear industry... Let me say here clearly that no nuclear industry in the entire world can survive without "expensive" government subsidies, not counting the bill for clean up like that in the UK.
Now Martin Ferguson is in favour of "sensible" industrial relations reforms... whatever the word "sensible" means... This is secret businessman talk to hit the workers on the head some more for profit and HELP TONY ABBOTT IN THE SAME BREATH. This is treason.... especially when unions are being demonised by the right wing-nuts of parliament.
Not only Ferguson is pissing on the workers he is also pissing on the Labor Party by "embarrassing" the new leader Bill Shorten... He knows he can do that with "impunity" as he still has a few supporters inside the said Party... Ugly. Time to disown him. It should have been done a long time ago...
Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low productivity risk billions in revenue.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/former-labor-minister-martin-ferguson-backs-tony-abbotts-planned-changes-to-fair-work-act-20140227-33mgp.html#ixzz2uZ8VOA9v