John Hawkins in Comments here, Underbelly: Paul Harriss; A Step Too Far?, Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 When I re-read this article - which the Editor may care to rerun - the words to describe Harriss and Smith at that time was: “as thick as thieves”. Maybe - just maybe - Smith has seen the light. Harriss the standover man of Tasmanian politics has kicked her back into line. Come on Sue spill the beans. We are all agog.
• Simon Warriner in Comments here, Underbelly: Paul Harriss; A Step Too Far?, Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 The recent public announcement strikes me as the moment when the whole crowd caught a very clear view of the emperor’s bollocks on full public display as he paraded in public wearing the frock provided by the dodgy tailors. From this point onwards every utterance about the exclusive and unique nature of the robes and vestments will be seen for what it is, the deluded, self serving ravings of ... What the media does from this point onwards will place it firmly on one side of this fight. There is no more sitting on the fence. Reputations will be made and lost, and rightly so.
• John Hawkins in Comments on Paul Harriss’ Media Release here: Government Crystal Clear on Forestry Tasmania The Tasmanian ABC has been purposely emasculated by Liberal budget resulting in the Tasmanian story being told and produced without local knowledge in Melbourne. All the ex Examiner staff who could actually read or write are in the employment of our State Pollies. Sue Neales the standard bearer against corruption in this state and the principal reporter at the Mercury left in disgust after being bullied and harassed by the industry and the likes of Lennon. Those who now fail to report yet could report our news are now the deadwood reporting on the dying. It is costing $50 million a year in subsidy to FT to cut down our native forests to supply the likes of Ta Ann a foreign company with close links to the State’s current Minister for Forests one Paul Harriss. Now that is a story! When I have to publish under PP, thanks to Andrew Wilkie, as no media outlet other than TT will run a Forestry story over corruption of due process I suggest that Tasmanians have a serious unaddressed problem.
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