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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Deeper Throat

Call Karen!

Deeper Throat
They should get Karen Vadasz (former Lennon Head of Office – when he was DP) – and Bob Gordon (Chairman of the PMTF) to appear before the LegCo Inquiry.
They were the Pulp Mill Task Force which was setup by Lennon (when he took over from Bacon and he had no room for Vadasz on his Premier’s Office staff) with the specific task of promoting the Mill, liaising with the Tasmanian Forest Industry stakeholders, developing strategies to counter the Greens and enhance the chances of Mill approval through pro-mill propaganda and interference in the approval process.

They were the unofficial conduit between government and Gunns. Vadasz was closer to anyone and knows more than anyone else about Lennon’s activities during his time as DP including the Gunns sponsored election fund raising efforts.

The PMTF had a fully staffed (including 2 senior staffers from the DP’s office) Office within the DSD building and was fully funded by the tax-payer.

She’d probably be in the mood to talk. She is no lover of the Labor Party, coming from solid blue blood stock. Her support of Lennon was personal not political.

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  1. Malcolm

    November 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I concur totally with Christopeher Purcell.

    If “Deeper Throat” is truly in possession of such incriminating evidence then he/she owes it to the Tasmanian people to disclose it for investigation.

    Anything less would represent a spineless act of cowardice and a betrayal of all of us who have stood in the front line, often at personal cost, against the cancer of corruption, cronyism and corporate bullyism that afflicts this State.

  2. David Obendorf

    November 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Dear Deeper Throat, I guess you’d know a thing or three on the long entrenched relationship between State Labor and the local oligarchs?

    I seem to recall much public foment in early 1970’s over Tasmania being the FIRST state to grant a casino license and the LAST state to introduce a TAB! Days when Merv Everett was 2-IC to Eric Reece; when Deputy Premiers brought down Tasmanian governments and when David Llewellyn was just cutting his teeth as an ALP rookie.

  3. Christopher Purcell

    November 24, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Deeper Throat; noblesse oblige. If you have evidence of corruption & illegality you have a legal & moral duty to expose what you know. The innocent will be protected by their innocence in a Royal Commission (a term that still seems to have greater gravity than Commission of Inquiry).
    You have a right to protect your own health but what about all the innocents that are having their health damaged as a result of the corruption & dirty deals? Don’t they have a right to justice, to peace of mind?
    This is exactly how these criminal bastards are allowed to continue screwing the voters; by people such as yourself, who have knowledge that could end their cruel regimes, staying scared & silent; by avoiding your fundamental societal duty.

    I also believe that the only way to limit or even perhaps stop all this collusion & corruption is to put an end to political donations & an end to political campaigns. That way, any politician or party wanting to be elected or re-elected would have to ‘work’ for it, by working for the electorate constantly, between elections, in order to be acknowledged by the community as a prospective political representative . Having more true independents in politics would also help. The two party system has worked well for the controlling class that set it up. It makes people feel like they have a choice, while in reality, limiting their actual choices & maintaining the status quo.

  4. Buck and Joan Emberg

    November 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    We can only state that those who expose others and then shut up…should do just that…Shut Up!

    Or: If you cannot stand the heat…get out of the fire pot.

  5. David Mohr

    November 24, 2008 at 11:40 am

    OK Deeper Throat in light of what you just said is there evidence out there that Lennon and John Gay planned all along to withdraw the pulp mill from the RPDC and set up the fast track process? I know from the Leg Co inquiry that this appears to be the case but is there a document or whistle blower out there who can lift the lid on this?

  6. Annie

    November 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Details please George, details. A spray such as that exhibited by your posting above means absolutely nothing without facts to back it up. I get the sense that you feel painted into a corner – hence the need to lash out with the unsubstantiated vitriol.

    Learn some restraint, man!

  7. Charles and Claire Gilmour

    November 23, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Try being at least a little bit clever George, and creating your own ‘line’ instead of trying to pull on someone else’s. If you recall being SLAPPed is reserved especially for those who dare to question the insanity of the system. Suckholes enjoy the privilege of protection.

    Cosy media relationships eh? Do tell? Or are you just practicing with planting seeds of doubt? True seeds are viable seeds. But hey what would I know – Oh that’s right, it’s all in the name isn’t it!

    Ultimately it certainly looks like the forest destroyers are struggling with pulling a true media line these days – desperately pulling at threads isn’t going to weave any strength of support when there a so few willing to tow, let alone wear the ‘bullshit’ anymore.

  8. George Harris aka woodworker

    November 22, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Factfinder, (#4), I also am very interested to watch the squirming and the pressure building up at the Fenner School, and the ANU generally, as the scandal surrounding the Wilderness Society part-funded Green Carbon Report comes more in to the open. Details of poor and shoddy science, sham peer review, witholding of data, economists who aren’t really Economists, and a far too cosy relationship with a national broadcaster are going to become very embarassing for certain Senators who base their bullshit on bullshit…!
    Can’t wait!

  9. Factfinder

    November 21, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Not happy Mr. Vulgar?
    If the community would know the truth of all the uniquely “legalised” issues surrounding forestry in Tasmania, the secret deals involving power play of the selected few, we would possibly have a very different society by now.

    Me thinks that the increased mental pressure over the next few weeks and month could squeeze out
    a lot of stinking pus from those involved.

    For too long have we witnessed the Teflon cult, the power brokers protected by their system.
    Time is an effective test of sustainability and truth –
    Interesting and foul-smelling times ahead.

  10. George Harris aka woodworker

    November 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Who is this gutless individual that goes by the name of Deeper Throat????
    If someone were to reveal their identity, others could also assemble a collage of information, also not all of it factual, and throw it around in a similarly gutless fashion to impune their reputation. See how you would like it.

  11. Factfinder

    November 19, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    This could go as far back as to the early days of David Llewellyn as Resource Minister in the late 1980s.
    Karen was not the only FIAT person in the Lennon Government …
    Bob Gordon would have had many chats over the years …

    Interesting times ahead!!

  12. Geraldine Allan

    November 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    How would calling these people fit with the terms of reference of the committee?

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