Slipper and the HSU – double trouble for Labor


The Peter Slipper affair looks set to grow and further tarnish Julia Gillard’s reputation as it is a reminder of the unpopular move to break pokie reform promises and lose the support of independent Andrew Wilkie. Commentator Bernard Keane discusses this and today’s decision on government intervention into the HSU scandal.

He says it is unlikely to be a way of suppressing the contents of the Temby report as although unreleased the contents of that report are already fairly widely leaked to the media.

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