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Senator Nova Peris sought taxpayers’ money for freaky “Tim Tam” extra-marital sexual tryst with Olympic medallist Ato Boldon

October 30, 2014

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Less than two weeks ago, Australian Olympians Nova Peris and Cathy Freeman were photographed together smiling, with their arms draped around each other’s shoulders.

The photograph, one of a series taken at a function in Melbourne on October 17, describes those in the images as “friends” and was posted on the Cathy Freeman Foundation Facebook page and Twitter account.

But, if a series of private emails reportedly sent by Senator Peris in 2010, before she entered politics, are to be believed, she once held a less-than-favourable view of Freeman, her 4×400 metre track-and-field team mate from the Sydney Olympics.

“Like Freeman here, she is so so dumb (sad but true) and has a national profile of running fast achieving awesome things but seriously can’t talk for shit, and has zero communication skills,” Senator Peris reportedly wrote in the email in 2010 to Olympian Ato Boldon.

The Gutter Trash has obtained explicit email exchanges between Senator Peris, who at the time was an Athletics Australia ambassador and communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and Boldon, the four-time Olympic medal winner from Trinidad and Tobago.

The disgusting email exchange suggests Senator Peris used taxpayers’ money to bring Boldon to Australia to help her carry out an extra-marital affair with him.

Senator Peris and Boldon have denied any wrongdoing in relation to his 10-day trip to Australia.

In a statement, Boldon said there were “gross fabrications” in the story.

In this so-called string of emails, Senator Peris allegedly discusses setting up a global foundation that would be known for “delivering outcomes (sports, health and education) … for indigenous people”, and tells Boldon of her frank assessment of Cathy Freeman.

” … I don’t want to say oh s*** I wish I had of f***** Ato when he came to Australia … lol … cause I regret that I didn’t 10 years ago, wish I wasn’t the reserved person I was back then the shy girl..lol…,” Senator Peris allegedly wrote.

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SORDID TIM TAM SEX SCANDAL COULD END SENATOR’S POLITICAL CAREER!

But wait there’s more!

Nova Peris also sought taxpayers’ money to help her to carry out an extra-marital sexual tryst with Olympic medallist Ato Boldon in 2010 according to an EXCLUSIVE GUTTER TRASH PROBE!

Ms Peris, who was working as a communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies at the time and as ambassador for Athletics Australia, sought funds from Athletics Australia and other sources to pay for Mr Boldon’s trip to Australia from Los Angeles to take part in a 10 day official “Jump Start to London” program for young athletes.

She also used that trip to carry out a “just like a Tim-tam… black on black” affair with Mr Boldon. She was married to Daniel Batman at the time.

“Ato…tell me babe…what u want … Make a bit of money and spend time together … I will take time of from work to be with u,” Ms Peris wrote in an email exchange obtained by The Gutter Trash

Mr Boldon responded: “Purpose is time with u plus attend trials plus help them promote the trials and possibly guest broadcast on the tv station carrying it…need hotel ticket plus 15,000 US…”

Athletics Australia confirmed they did pay for Mr Boldon’s flight to Melbourne from Los Angeles and covered his accommodations and some “incidentals” while in Australia…

In other emails obtained by The Gutter Trash, Ms Peris sent multiple nude pictures of herself to Mr Boldon and spoke candidly about her views on race relations in Australia.

“…You should be compensated for your long haul travels across the pacific.. sexually of course… but only .. a tired traveller should kick back for a few days,” Ms Peris says on Feb 28, 2010…

Ms Peris responded to questions posed by The Gutter Trash last night, saying she “categorically rejects any wrongdoing”.

“During his trip Mr Boldon promoted athletics, attended and promoted specific events and conducted clinics for young Indigenous athletes,” she said.

“…I understand Athletics Australia was pleased with the outcome of the visit… The highs and lows of my private life are matters for me and my family.”

In earlier emails from February 26, 2010, Ms Peris assures Mr Boldon she will find the money for him.

“…all expenses paid meals & accom and a fee!! Don’t know what it is I was thinking around the $10k I don’t know bub…if your purpose was to come here and make a bit of money or holiday…it was not in the budget to bring any profile athletes out but…I am goin through the indigenous grants mob….they can do was I have suggested…but I am not sure what they can do …”

Ms Peris was married to Olympian Daniel Batman, the father of two of her three children, at the time….

The exact total of money Mr Boldon received is unclear but in an email from mid-March, Ms Peris writes that she had managed to round up $22,000 for him, on top of the money Athletics Australia paid.

“It’s not that I don’t think it is unreasonable, and i totally agree you should be paid up front, its just that the money is government funds…

“…this is all black money babe…..but rightly so being used for the interest of indigenous kids babe….white people hate black people in this country, and don’t like for things to happen if there is no salt in the mix….”

 

 

 

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116 Comments leave one →
  1. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:38 pm

    “It’s not that I don’t think it is unreasonable, and i totally agree you should be paid up front, its just that the money is government funds…

    “…this is all black money babe…..but rightly so being used for the interest of indigenous kids babe….white people hate black people in this country, and don’t like for things to happen if there is no salt in the mix….”

    Political Dead Meat !

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:38 pm

    Earlier, the Australian Sports Commission came to the defence of the dual international, saying an independent audit of the program at the centre of the scandal found no wrongdoing.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/senator-nova-peris-breaks-silence-over-ato-boldon-sex-email-scandal/story-fncynjr2-1227106794826

    Although I was never a supporter of her appointment (“because she is an Olympian she has to good”) … and likewise Peter Garrett …

    Reading the news.com.au story below the white gutter trash one … I’m inclined to cut Peris a bit of slack …

    NT News … wants to be a bit careful methinks … as does the source …

    NT News is owned by Murdoch … (as well as news.com.au)

    But as Murdoch knows mud sticks … and at a corporate level they can argue they presented both sides … clever …

  3. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:39 pm

    Hmm, should the lawsuit go ahead, and should these emails turn out to be from a private account, the fireworks should be interesting.

    What is more interesting is that ltdnews were just recently running an outrage campaign about a professors public emails being made …. public, which reflected directly on a political matter of the time.

    Yes, I can see the similarity 😯

  4. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:41 pm

    “Documents provided to the NT News are private. It appears they were not lawfully obtained by a third party,” Senator Peris said in a statement.

    It appears Senator Peris’ may have pre-empted the release of the emails and referred the matter to police as early as October 2.

    An AFP spokesperson said in a statement: “The AFP received a referral on 2 October 2014 from Senator Nova Peris in relation to a number of matters.”

    “The AFP is continuing to evaluate this referral as per usual process,” said the spokesperson.

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/afp-received-nova-peris-request-a-month-before-email-publication-20141030-11e1q4.html

    YEA

    The AFP got a heads up, and then ltdnews did.

    Nothing fishy there

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:51 pm

    Obviously some of the mud is sticking to Walrus’ fingers right now … proving the point …

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:53 pm

    The AFP got a heads up, and then ltdnews did.

    You’d think, Wally, did too the way he’s carrying on …

  7. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:58 pm

    Oh I see according to the Guardian there was no specific audit into all the allegations as there were no allegations when the annual audit was conducted which is what they appear to be relying upon.

    Seems at this stage they are just relying on the standard auditors annual statement.

    Which it seems was issued well before the “affair/connection” was uncovered.

    Auditors dont examine every transaction. They examine samples of transactions randomly selected plus anything that looks “fishy”.

    With the emergence of the emails it looks like some rotting fish might be uncovered LOL.

    But even if she is cleared there are clear overtones of racism in her emails which the public wont tolerate. She sounds like yet another ALP Victim………………..and we know how well its last “victim” went…………..LOL

    As far as the Professor you cite is concerned he is a fucking dickhead of course.

  8. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:00 pm

    And besides “We love our Cathy….!”

    Nova can get well and truly………

  9. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:07 pm

    The worst might yet be to come.

    There was talk this morning on the Radio that naked selfies of Nova that she sent to Ato were also about to hit the headlines………………..

    Jennifer Lawrence I can take……………but Nova Perris………………….Lord spare us

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:10 pm

    “…this is all black money babe…..”

    Too right!!

    And when it’s “black money” it should be rorted as any well connected “black person” wishes. Particularly if they need a root rort.

  11. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:12 pm

    But even if she is cleared there are clear overtones of racism in her emails which the public wont tolerate.

    Can you highlight where. I haven’t read much, I don’t really want to.

    It really is gutter journalism. To be expected by ltdnews, not by a site called the Gutter Trash 😉

  12. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:22 pm

    Seems at this stage they are just relying on the standard auditors annual statement.

    How dare they!

    An independent audit of the $445,000 given to Athletics Australia for a program at the centre of allegations against Senator Nova Peris found no misuse of the money

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/30/nova-peris-allegations-audit-found-no-misuse-of-money-sports-commission-says?CMP=soc_568

    If an audit found nothing wrong with the program, I guess we need a Royal Commission.

    But even if she is cleared

    Of what? This is the bloody Gillard circus all over isn’t it. How fucken blatant can they be.

    The AFP have been sitting on this for a month. How long did it take to uncover who exposed yabots free education for family rort? I’m pretty sure this one will come up blank, just like the Ashby matter. Meanwhile, like you say, the piccies are next.

  13. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:25 pm

    Here’s a little excerpt……………….

    Nova to Ato

    “…this is all black money babe…..but rightly so being used for the interest of indigenous kids babe….white people hate black people in this country, and don’t like for things to happen if there is no salt in the mix….”

  14. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:26 pm

    Sounds accurate to me.

  15. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:27 pm

    “How dare they!”

    Yeah………how dare they……………………..afterall Enron and HIH and Lehrman Brothers et al had the same thing to rely upon LOL

  16. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:28 pm

    So, it appears that whoever got the emails threatened to blackmail, when that didn’t work out, ltdnews did the dirty for ’em.

    Nice mob, those “journalists”

    3:56pm: Senator Peris says the “aggrieved party” in the dispute contacted her earlier this month saying they were in possession of emails and threatened her that their release would cause “major trauma”.

    The party had tried to obtain money from her in return for the emails, Senator Peris says.

    When that failed, Senator Peris says, the party turned to News Corp which was made aware of the circumstances behind the emails.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/the-pulse-live/federal-politics-live-october-30-2014-20141030-3j64n.html#ixzz3HbMUHK9y

  17. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:28 pm

    “Sounds accurate to me.”

    ROFLMAO………………..yeah……..we need another “victim”

  18. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:30 pm

    From the Guardian article

    “Sometimes emails will fall into the public interest, and sometimes they will fall into what the public are interested in,” he said. “That’s a constant test that journalists and editors are going to have to go through for a long time.”

    Obviously, when it has been used as blackmail, it is obviously in ‘the public interest’

  19. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:41 pm

    The AFP are only looking at how the emails got out from what I can see though I will stand to be corrected

    She’s the one claiming blackmail I note from Cowards Castle.

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 6:56 pm

    She’s the one claiming blackmail I note from Cowards Castle.

    Your comments over the years have demonstrated a lack of empathy for children and the way parents (and grandparents) protect them … I suspect I know why …

  21. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 30, 2014 7:23 pm

    “a lack of empathy for children…

    Really!!??? Are you serious??!!

    Anyone who has a little baggage and indulges themselves by going into politics has already ignored the interests of their children.

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 7:37 pm

    mmmm … nervous shrieking, ToM … you might recall this was/is over a custody battle … the kids … not politics …

    Lack of empathy here too, methinks, and for the same reason?

  23. October 30, 2014 7:48 pm

    I’m just seeing what’s in the fridge… cheesey things, some tomatoes, relish etc… Now where did I put the crackers….

  24. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 30, 2014 7:50 pm

    Hardly shrieking TB, but if you’re going into politics you might as well assume that you’ll have a couple of hundred people sifting through your private life looking for something embarrassing.

    People go into politics with that knowledge, and they put their political ambitions in front of their family, which is fine if that’s what they choose. But it is disingenuous to whinge about it.

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 30, 2014 7:51 pm

    AND MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE USED THIS TO EMPHASISE THE POINT!!

  26. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:12 pm

    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DECENCY AND GOOD MANNERS IN MY COUNTRY

    John Howard and Tony Abbott springs to mind …

  27. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:29 pm

    No wonder she’s talking about Tm Tams…

  28. ironicman permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:59 pm

    That is classic ToM

  29. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 11:03 pm

    Yep

    Comedy Gold ToM

  30. Walrus permalink
    October 30, 2014 11:07 pm

    “Your comments over the years have demonstrated a lack of empathy for children ”

    You are just such a fucking Moron on so many levels.

  31. October 31, 2014 12:29 am

    ROLF TOM…:-)

  32. October 31, 2014 6:51 am

    That’s gold ToM!

  33. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:01 am

    I’m assuming this is the immediate payback for the prof. Spurr racism & bigotry expose. The short attention span of the population has already been directed to a sex story, does that beat racism? Black people and sex, way more titillating. Professor who?

    The Dirt units must be full of feverish hyperactivity.

  34. October 31, 2014 8:12 am

    lt seems `our` corporate personal fluffer missed the main point on his captains-pick dot-point list yesterday
    https://theguttertrash.com/2014/10/29/joe-hockey-explodes-over-pizza-debacle/#comment-80553

    # Attempted Blackmail

    lt seems like Limited-News is back-peddling a bit, and Mr-Talkbull has basically said its grubby of ntnews to run the emails, and reckless from the legality angle.(paraphrased)

  35. October 31, 2014 8:16 am

    l`m also left wondering if Limited-News hacked capts-picks email.
    Why would they limit their hacking to phones.?

  36. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:17 am

    The short attention span of the population has already been directed to a sex story

    Was interesting the timing, considering that it’s been over a month.

    There was big news yesterday, Direct Action (ROFL) went in, where the gubmint will be paying polluters, costing us billions, after losing billions already in the scrapping of the Carbon Price.

    But the “news” didn’t mention it. It was all about Tim Tams

    And nobody has explained how this is all in the public interest. From my understanding, Nova Peris wasn’t in charge of directing Government funds, so how can this be of ‘public interest’?

    Professor who?

    Forget the professor ao, what the fuck happened with the story that is directly in the public interest about yabots daughter getting a free uni education, and then the uni getting public money

    All directly linked to the person able to direct the flow of public money

  37. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:20 am

    # Attempted Blackmail

    Note to self. If blackmail fails, and recipient of said blackmail is ‘left’ leaning, contact rupe.

    Job Done.

  38. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:24 am

    Peris is a disappointment. Gillard should have stuck to her nose instead of making this Captain’s Pick.

  39. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:24 am

    Does that somehow explain the “Public Interest” sb?

  40. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:26 am

    Looks like the last royal commission flopped too, so yabots doubling down

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to launch a multi-state police taskforce to investigate suspected ties between organised crime and union officials when he campaigns with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine for the first time on Friday.

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-expected-to-launch-taskforce-to-investigate-organised-crime-union-links-20141030-11ekoh.html

    this made me laugh

    “There is no place for stan­dover tac­tics, vi­o­lence or in­tim­i­da­tion in Aus­tralian work­places,” Mr Abbott told News Ltd.

    Tell it to the wall dickhead 😆

  41. October 31, 2014 8:30 am

    That`s right. Violence should stay where it belongs, on universities walls, beside chair-things heads.

  42. October 31, 2014 8:37 am

    ”””””The Federal Court has ordered online news site New Matilda not to publish further details about Barry Spurr’s leaked emails, which referred to Prime Minister Tony Abbott as an “Abo-lover” and made references to “Mussies” and “Chinky-poos”.
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/professor-barry-spurr-injunction-new-matilda-emails/5831204
    ””””””””””””””””””’
    l didn`t recognise professor spurr in ao`s comment above, here he is, what a prize.

  43. October 31, 2014 8:43 am

    ””’If blackmail fails, and ”’recipient”’ of said blackmail”””

    recipient.? 🙂 return to sender.?

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:52 am

    lt seems `our` corporate personal fluffer missed the main point on his captains-pick dot-point list yesterday

    Translation =

  45. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:57 am

    If an MP has said they will seek to find a way of getting some taxpayer funds to get their lover some leisure, money. sex… then they should be prepared to cop the flack.

    The Senator entered parliament knowing that there would be a range of ALP and conservative people out to settle a score, it’s no use whinging now.

  46. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:04 am

    “this made me laugh

    The Royal Commission has so far uncovered plenty of evidence of unsavory possibly illegal union activity.

    Is this how you prefer to have industrial relations and unions run?

  47. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:07 am

    If an MP has said they will seek to find a way of getting some taxpayer funds to get their lover some leisure, money. sex… then they should be prepared to cop the flack

    But she wasn’t an MP yomm, and she had no decision making over the spending of the funds. She was an Ambassador, and could make suggestions, but hat is all.

    So, wherein lies the Public Interest?

  48. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:08 am

    The Royal Commission has so far uncovered plenty of evidence of unsavory possibly illegal union activity.

    The Royal Commission has so far uncovered plenty of allegations of unsavory possibly illegal union activity.

    Fixed it for ya yomm 😉

  49. October 31, 2014 9:08 am

    I’m assuming this is the immediate payback for the prof. Spurr racism & bigotry expose.

    Absolutely AO.. Its what they do
    They would throw baby’s into the fire for a deflective poll hit to veil their fucktardery. The propaganda arm of fiberal central is busier than Dancing with the stars … the duck and weave chacha

  50. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:12 am

    This seems to be a titillation-driven beat-up in the sense that we know that pollies use their perks also for their private benefit including trysts. Even WA Greens as I recall.

    Peris was a paruchuted into a station above her ideas at the expense of a long-serving senator. She deserves all the sniggering mockery she gets.

  51. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:17 am

    “But she wasn’t an MP

    So? The story illustrates her character and a willingness to lobby to rort public funds for her personal interests. I think it’s in the interest of the public to understand the character of politicians.

    For example, I’m not bothered by “tell it to the wall” type comments about Abbott, even though he was a teenager when that event allegedly took place.

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:19 am

    plenty of allegations of unsavory possibly illegal union activity.

    Fine, they are allegations that should continue to be investigated, in the interests of orderly industrial relations and workplaces free of bullying and harassment

  53. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:22 am

    to rort public funds

    How can someone not in charge of public fund rort them yomm?

    And it is far different from yabots wall punching. All it shows is that as an Ambassador, she achieved what the program wanted.

  54. October 31, 2014 9:25 am

    Tho `our` corporate personal fluffer will always be bothered about the criminality/negligence of boardrooms, no matter how many are killed or maimed. #teabags

  55. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:26 am

    Simple, if you’re well connected and determined to lobby an organisation that you work for, without fully disclosing your personal interests and relationships, rorting is easy.

    That seems to be what Peris did.

  56. October 31, 2014 9:26 am

    Diversionary Murdochary as PM Clive Palmer runs the fiberal party… Tony is busy dexterous girly man, what with blowing Clive and copping it up the catholic from Murdoch…

    She is guilty of poor Judgement and being Horny.. that’s called being human, something alien to this government of socially disconnected sycophants

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/30/nova-peris-allegations-audit-found-no-misuse-of-money-sports-commission-says

  57. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:28 am

    Tho `our` corporate personal fluffer will always be bothered about the criminality/negligence of boardrooms, no matter how many are killed or maimed. #teabags

    Try this-

  58. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:30 am

    She is guilty of poor Judgement and being Horny.. that’s called being human, something alien to this government of socially disconnected sycophants

    Fine, be horny, show poor judgement – but not at public expense

  59. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:34 am

    Why am I not surprised

    The source of the emails categorically denies the claims of financial blackmail alleged within the safe confines of Cowards Castle

    Which also explains why the AFP only made mention of investigating the leak itself not claims of blackmail.

    Someone wheel out the credibility shredding machine

  60. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:35 am

    “…..without fully disclosing your personal interests and relationships, rorting is easy.””

    Exactly !

  61. October 31, 2014 9:44 am

    ”””””’the AFP only made mention of investigating the leak itself not claims of blackmail.

    Someone wheel out the credibility shredding machine”””””’

    l suspect that will turn-out being wrong blubbers.

    Capt-pick told senate she has notified/requested afp investigate the hacking, which will then reveal `blackmailer`(from-tv-clip)

  62. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:02 am

    OK……..fair enough……………………….but she still did not disclose her clear conflict of interest when she put forward Ato’s name even if there was no rorting/directing funds

  63. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:05 am

    Speaking of bullshit speeches to the House/Senate…………………….Thommo’s appeal is back in the Court in November

  64. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:08 am

    ‘She deserves all the sniggering mockery she gets.’

    Yep

  65. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:08 am

    Is this really rorting? If it was legitimate to have an elite athlete visit and perform services why not get someone with a big package who is prepared to use it? I’m sure Senator Lambie would approve.

  66. October 31, 2014 10:11 am

    Lets have another royal commission after Crucifixion by terrorgraph in the court or Murdoch opinion.. I know you teabaggers love them. She’s black so maybe a lynching? Off with her head… 🙄
    If she slept with him its immaterial…
    What is the inappropriate… Please provide me with some facts.. or is this just another allege sledge…
    Is she charged? Stood down? put you penis’s back in the pouch and save the blog flog till there is some real eventuality proof of misusing taxpayers money…

    Tony Abbott is Australia’s undisputed champion gold medal rorter

  67. October 31, 2014 10:13 am

    inappropriate…sorry misappropriation (fkn P Txt)

  68. October 31, 2014 10:17 am

    ”””conflict of interest when she put forward Ato’s name”””

    oh, l`m not `defending` capts-pick at this stage blubbers,

    l accept she wasn`t `allocating`funds, but at this stage l`m still `neutral`, as it`s not clear to me capts-pick was/nt `influencing` the person that was. l`m mainly interested in the teabag-media `entanglement` of this story. 🙂

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 10:19 am

    If you’re an “ambassador ” for a publicly funded organisation and you use your influence to get a job for your secret boyfriend, that’s dubious.

  70. October 31, 2014 10:37 am

    “sniggering mockery”

    NTTAWWT

  71. October 31, 2014 10:45 am

    When it comes to `influence`, boardrooms set the pace, style and tone of what is `legitimate` influence. So when we have corporations hiring ex-ministers to influence governments, to say, sign-up to their next toll-road deal, and then corporations claim it is `within` the `scope` of their job, this then becomes the standard of clap-trap which becomes `legitimate` for politicians and onions. Not that `our` corporate personal fluffer would ever acknowledge that; what goes around, comes around. #teabags

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:06 am

    Ato Jabari Boldon (born 30 December 1973) is a former athlete from Trinidad and Tobago and four-time Olympic medal winner. Only three other men in history—Usain Bolt, Frankie Fredericks and Carl Lewis—have won as many Olympic individual event sprint medals. He is the current Trinidad and Tobago national record holder in the 50, 60 and 200 metres events with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds respectively. He also held the 100m national record at 9.86, having run it four times, until Richard Thompson ran 9.85 on 13 August 2011. He also holds the Commonwealth Games record in the 100 m.

    After retiring from his track career, he was an Opposition Senator in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, representing the United National Congress from 2006–2007. He is now a ESPN and NBC Sports television broadcast analyst for track and field.

    Seems like the sort of professional to engage with Aboriginal kids to me … gold medal?

    Check his tally in the side box …

    The more you look at this the more its a beat up … where’s Mal Brough and Chrissy Pyne in all this I wonder …

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:07 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato_Boldon

  74. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:23 am

    Simple, if you’re well connected and determined to lobby an organisation that you work for, without fully disclosing your personal interests and relationships, rorting is easy.

    That seems to be what Peris did.

    seems. How do we know she didn’t disclose. She might not have said the full story (not that it is any of their or any one elses business), but it would have been well known that they were friends.

    but she still did not disclose her clear conflict of interest when she put forward Ato’s name even if there was no rorting/directing funds

    so, no rorting, no Public Interest. Thanks 😉

    From Ken Parish

    Judging by the publicly revealed facts, It seems that Peris was working as a paid Ambassador for Athletics Australia at the material time in 2010. Unless her duties involved having some specific role in proposing, assessing or approving visits by overseas athletes like Boldon, it is difficult to see how any claim of “misuse of public funds” could plausibly be made.

    ….

    The most you could say is that it might have been preferable in a private ethical sense had Peris disclosed her personal relationship with Boldon.1 She couldn’t be accused of “misuse of public funds” if she had no role at all in deciding how those funds were used.

    …..

    Nevertheless, if I was advising Nova Peris, I would be suggesting she think carefully before commencing court proceedings. She certainly should demand a retraction and apology from the newspaper, and consider suing if one is not promptly forthcoming, but it usually isn’t a good idea for a politician to engage in an ongoing feud with the only metropolitan newspaper in her electorate.

    http://clubtroppo.com.au/2014/10/30/the-peris-affair-perhaps-ethically-dubious-but-not-legally/

    The last is so true 😦

    I understand that ltdnews has already started with the ‘she has questions to answer’ schtick

    It is so blatant it’s almost laughable.

    And some claim having a rabidly biased media isn’t a problem 😯

    Tell to Nova Peris’s kids!

  75. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:29 am

    Missing the point (I think)

    I recall a senior manager with an airline who was dismissed over a cleaning contract for a relative, even though it was through competitive tender. It was the lack of transparency that was the issue.

    I also recall an HR manager being dismissed for engaging his wife’s training consultancy without adequate disclosure.

    Transparency and disclosure are the critical elements, not skill or capability, if people don’t understand that they’re really not familiar with good, ethical business practice.

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:38 am

    <I<" but it would have been well known that they were friends"

    Got any actual proof of that?

    It is entirely clear that she was lobbying for boyfriend/lover and was not disclosing the nature of the relationship.

    That’s dubious, and the public should be aware of dubious behaviour by politicians.

  77. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:43 am

    ” but it would have been well known that they were friends”

    So her husband was OK on the idea ?

    ROFLMAO

  78. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:46 am

    I wonder if Ato’s package amounts to a secret commission?

  79. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:48 am

    “………so, no rorting, no Public Interest. Thanks”

    Verballing yet again I see………

    I’ll put it in a much simpler way for you. At a minimum there is a conflict of interest which has not been disclosed even if there is no rorting/inappropriate redirection of public funds. And its a big “if”

  80. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:51 am

    “ethically dubious” in the article quoted by Tom R.

    So Tom R thinks we should overlook “ethically dubious” behaviour by all politicians?

  81. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:56 am

    “She couldn’t be accused of “misuse of public funds” if she had no role at all in deciding how those funds were used.”

    Crap !

    If she has been asked to research who is available for the task and she only puts one name (without disclosing an intimate relationship) then that is gross abuse of her position.

    Interesting how here we have a situation where 2 people are fucking each others brains out and you don’t see a problem yet 2 people supposedly “sharing an office” at FWA was a major problem a few months ago.

  82. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:04 pm

    So Tom R thinks we should overlook “ethically dubious” behaviour by all politicians?

    No. But, if I point out a gain, Nova wasn’t a Politician at the time, and “ethically dubious” is no reason to publish intimate and private emails across major news sheets. It is of no Public Interest as it has no bearing on her actions as an MP

    If she has been asked

    If she’d been in the wrong, then she’d have been in the wrong ROFL

    Got any actual proof of that?

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  83. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:10 pm

    “Nova wasn’t a Politician at the time,”

    Irrelevant………………….we are possibly dealing with a public servant abusing her position by directing public funds to her preferred outcome

  84. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:16 pm

    She wasn’t a public servant either wally.. So not even ‘possibly’ Keep trawling, I’m sure there are questions to be asked (none require a response though, the smear is done)

    I think this is a good question. Why nothing from the AFP on some, immediate attention and full force on others. Now too busy investigation accusations into Unions (no evidence, who needs that)

  85. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:18 pm

    Grog nails yabots hypocrisy and obvious class warfare

    Tony Abbott’s call for a “mature” debate about federalism and the GST should be no shock to anyone. It was on the cards the moment the May budget revealed that funding to the states for health and education was to be cut by $80bn from 2017-18 onwards. But while a GST may help raise more revenue, the government must address the fact that any increase in GST will hurt the poorest the most – the same households targeted in the government’s first budget.

    While a mature debate is always welcome, the timing of Abbott’s call is rather interesting. I guess a debate could only be had after winning office because in August last year, when the (inevitable and accurate) suggestions that a Coalition government would seek to raise the GST were made, Tony Abbott responded by pledging, “let me be as categoric as I can. The GST won’t change, full stop, end of story.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2014/oct/30/tony-abbotts-call-for-gst-reform-smacks-of-hypocrisy

  86. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:20 pm

    And this doesn’t have RORT written all over it. Can you see brandis going after a rupert sycophant?

    Attorney-General George Brandis has sought to quell free speech concerns about the government’s national security reforms by giving himself the power to veto prosecutions of journalists who publish details of undercover ASIO operations.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/trust-me-ill-be-the-gatekeeper-on-journalist-prosecutions-says-george-brandis-20141030-11e4dm.html

    God help us all, little dictators the lot of them.

  87. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:38 pm

    “She wasn’t a public servant either wally.. So not even ‘possibly’ ……..”

    ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT !

    “……….who at the time was an Athletics Australia ambassador and communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies………..”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/nova-peris-denies-any-wrongdoing-over-claims-she-used-taxpayers-money-for-affair-with-olympian-ato-boldon-20141029-11dd53.html#ixzz3HgLf4S5Y

    And take a close look at the webpage…………………..specifically the DOT FUCKING GOV DOT FUCKING A U part

    http://50years.aiatsis.gov.au/

  88. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:47 pm

    What about Clive’s deal with Abbott this am. Isn’t that a clear conflict of interest since companies will be paid by taxpayers not to pollute.
    That is an abuse of privilege in itself (and a complete fraud upon the taxpayers who subsidise them firstly and now will pay them to continue their destruction).

    They must be all laughing their heads off in their boardrooms across the country.

  89. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:48 pm

    OK, a public servant, but not directing funds (as had been pointed out)

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:49 pm

    If she has been asked to research who is available for the task and she only puts one name (without disclosing an intimate relationship) then that is gross abuse of her position. Wally

    Got any actual proof of that? ToM

    So her husband was OK on the idea ? Wally

    How long has she been estranged/divorced?

    So Tom R thinks we should overlook “ethically dubious” behaviour by all politicians?Wally

    Like Ashbygate?

    yet 2 people supposedly “sharing an office” at FWA was a major problem a few months ago.Wally

    And are still under suspicion I believe?

    we are possibly dealing with a public servant abusing her position by directing public funds to her preferred outcome wally

    Got any actual proof of that? ToM

    Attorney-General George Brandis has sought to quell free speech concerns about the government’s national security reforms by giving himself the power to veto prosecutions of journalists who publish details of undercover ASIO operations.

    Nasty little man … wouldn’t trust him as far as I could kick him … let alone give him the power to distort justice, laws and decency … bigot!

    Oh, the next election is going to be a beauty! No wonder my local Fed has his face all over the street (that’s where it belongs) … warming up early for the election …

  91. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:51 pm

    They must be all laughing their heads off in their boardrooms across the country.

    Yes, KL, the whole schmozzle, is becoming just sickening … and very damaging to Australia … we must be are the laughing stock of the world …

  92. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 12:51 pm

    Everything clive does is a conflict of interest ao

    But, he’s miner, that’s different to an athlete 😉

  93. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 31, 2014 1:02 pm

    The old cat strangler doesn’t think the really interesting parts of the emails should have been published.

  94. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 1:17 pm

    I feel dirty when I agree with ol’ utegate

  95. October 31, 2014 1:22 pm

    ”””””’Senator Peris told parliament she was contacted in
    October 2012 by an #aggrieved party who told her he had in his possession a folder of information relating to Boldon’s 2010 visit to Australia.

    In March this year, the party’s representative sent her an email and said “unless his wishes were granted she would take such action”.

    Further contact was made earlier this month. Senator Peris said the aggrieved party had turned to the media after legal options were exhausted.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/turnbull-queries-interest-in-peris-emails/story-e6frfku9-1227108317492
    ””””””””””””””’
    So folks, any idea on who the aggrieved party is.?

  96. October 31, 2014 1:25 pm

    all the way to the bank armchair, all the way to the bank (as usual)

  97. Tom R permalink
    October 31, 2014 1:44 pm

    any idea on who the aggrieved party is.?

    The Monte Carlos’?

  98. October 31, 2014 1:51 pm

    LOL @ Tom R

    🙂

  99. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 3:49 pm

    Quite funny

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 3:52 pm

    I’m a little surprised that TB has such a low opinion of company boards. He must have specialised in working with unethical ones.

  101. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 4:10 pm

    Just as I thought…………………she’s full of crap

    https://newmatilda.com/

  102. Walrus permalink
    October 31, 2014 4:12 pm

    Oooops AO beat me to it

  103. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 6:30 pm

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott declined to back Mr Turnbull’s comments, saying he was reluctant to pontificate on media standards.

    “I really don’t want to get into this. It’s a personal business,” Mr Abbott told reporters in Melbourne.

    LOL! Yeah … like he didn’t …:roll:

    I’m a little surprised that TB has such a low opinion of company boards. He must have specialised in working with unethical ones.

    Don’t know where that comes from … but I know that they are not all squeaky clean … nor are all senior managers or companies or unions … and that is based on experience, yes …

    Like the state manager who dumped asbestos sheeting in the bay … after I advised him it was illegal …

    Ya get to see and do a lot of “stuff” when you start work at 14 1/2 … that extra ten years makes a big difference … 😉

  104. October 31, 2014 11:49 pm

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott declined to back Mr Turnbull’s comments, saying he was reluctant to pontificate on media standards… rolfl
    Because he has no measurable standards whatsoever

  105. November 1, 2014 7:27 am

    Hmmm. This guy seems to be the go-to guy for certain Labor-left types when it comes to leaked/hacked emails. Will they be as enthusiastic in linking to this article of his?

  106. November 1, 2014 7:29 am

    Oops. I see they’re already on to it upthread. 😳

  107. November 2, 2014 2:21 pm

    Black money from whites, senator is multikultural greedy clown ,doing not only wrongdoing as her attitude to Australia , to aussie children , how much could have been done for kids with those money she pinched with no shame,more wrongdoing with cover it by lies…

  108. November 2, 2014 2:30 pm

    Is and was Australian Athletic supplier of big money to members of the AA bordelo for foreign prostitutes ?

  109. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 2, 2014 3:05 pm

    Outstanding points Pavel.

  110. TB Queensland permalink
    November 2, 2014 5:47 pm

    Pavel … JFC LOL!

    ToM, ToM ….

  111. Tom R permalink
    November 4, 2014 9:29 am

    I AGREE! with New Matilda on this point

    It appears to be lost on the many people who have rushed to condemn New Matilda for weighing in on this issue that the family members attacked under the cover of parliamentary privilege are also entitled to a voice. How can people on the one hand condemn News Corporation for attacking Senator Peris with sensationalised claims, while at the same time ignore Senator Peris’ sensational parliamentary attack on others without providing supporting evidence?

    Equally, the same people who argue that Senator Peris’ private family life should not have been dragged into the public domain this way, must surely also accept that Senator Peris opened that gate further by using her parliamentary privilege to slander family members with accusations they attempted to extort money from her.

    https://newmatilda.com/2014/11/03/why-we-published-nova-peris-blackmail-emails-and-why-theres-more-come

    No matter the hurt caused by the splashing of such private emails across papers, her attack, if it was to come, should have been either in a court of law, or a public domain. It isn’t called cowards castle for nothing. Perhaps there was (warranted) reason for venting, but then that is all it is, venting.

    However, I still cannot see the public interest, which the article declares is there. Given that it was her job to use her connections to get people just like Ato here, which she did, and there has been no indication from anywhere that she did anything wrong or outside her remit (even after an investigation and now exposure of very private emails). There have been claims about it (with plenty of attached inuendo), but the public interest just does not seem to exist. Interesting that there has been no follow up whatsoever to try and defend this public interest yet either. Like all smears, the caravan has moved on (thanks largely to Nova’s reply) and it is now about her allegations.

    It’s what smears do best. The original ‘reason’ is lost, ignored, if it was ever there to begin with.

    I still do not see it was there to begin with. Happy to be convinced otherwise though.

  112. Reb permalink
    May 27, 2016 4:50 pm

    Heavens someone just reminded me about this post 😳

  113. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 7:50 pm

    sreb, you got sick boy!

  114. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 7:52 pm

    I’s watchin’ Da Strain .. da’s fkn frightnin’ fo dis homeboy!

  115. May 27, 2016 8:55 pm

    Do not criticise Nova Peris unless you’re an aboriginal woman. AFL jobs are given out according to merit, not race. Except those relating to diversity.

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