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Clarke and Dawe on political fixes -

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Broadcast: 02/09/2010

Reporter: John Clarke and Bryan Dawe

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe share a few thoughts on political betting.

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KERRY O'BRIEN, PRESENTER: Time now for John Clarke and Bryan Dawe with a few thoughts on political
fixes.

BRYAN DAWE: Thanks for your time

JOHN CLARKE: It's very good to be with you and good evening.

BRYAN DAWE: I presume you've seen the story coming out of Canberra tonight?

JOHN CLARKE: No, I haven't seen anything. Sorry I've just been in make up.

BRYAN DAWE: Well you're an Australian voter aren't you?

JOHN CLARKE: I'm an Australian voter, yes.

BRYAN DAWE: Well there's a story breaking.

JOHN CLARKE: Well I don't know anything about it.

BRYAN DAWE: You are aware that there are allegations that the election was rigged?

JOHN CLARKE: Was rigged?

BRYAN DAWE: Rigged, fixed, yes. The federal election was fixed.

JOHN CLARKE: What do you mean fixed? They haven't even got a result have they?

BRYAN DAWE: Well a tie is a result, the bookies will pay on a tie. You don't know anything about
this you say?

JOHN CLARKE: How could I possibly know anything about it? I've just got here!

BRYAN DAWE: OK, look at this (points)

JOHN CLARKE: (turns to look)

(start sting operation footage)

JOHN CLARKE: Well that's it, don't worry about it, it'll be a tie.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): So how are you going to do that?

JOHN CLARKE: Don't worry about it. I mean the Government's just going to lose a whole lot of seats.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Well won't that be too obvious?

JOHN CLARKE: No, no, no we'll do it subtly. We'll have them win a couple as well.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Win a couple as well? How are they going to win any seats?

JOHN CLARKE: Look, you said you don't want the Opposition to win. You said you want a tie.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Yeah, we want a tie.

JOHN CLARKE: We'll you'll get a tie.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Well what seats are the Government going to win?

JOHN CLARKE: Well I don't know, does it matter? You know, Corangamite, McEwan?

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Sounds a bit unlikely.

JOHN CLARKE: Look trust me, no-one will bloody suspect anything. This is what we do.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): What do you mean no-one will suspect a tie? We won't have any government.

JOHN CLARKE: Well that'll give people something to talk about, the newspapers will be full of that.
There'll be deals...

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): So is it all there?

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, that's good. Thank you very much.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Will there be a signal?

JOHN CLARKE: No, there'll be no signal, it'll just happen. Just keep your eye on Antony Green.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Hey listen, by the way, while you're there, take this. Can you get rid of
Wilson Tuckey for us please?

JOHN CLARKE: Oh come on!

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): No, please, come on.

JOHN CLARKE: Alright, what's his name.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Tuckey..

JOHN CLARKE: Wilson Tuckey...

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Wilson Tuckey.

JOHN CLARKE: Rightoh...

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): Is that enough?

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, I'll give you change.

BRYAN DAWE (off camera): OK.

(End sting footage)

BRYAN DAWE: So, do you recognize that man?

JOHN CLARKE: No.

BRYAN DAWE: It's not you?

JOHN CLARKE: Certainly not me, no, nothing like me. Doesn't look like me, doesn't sound like me.

BRYAN DAWE: Well someone's making money out of who's running this country at the moment.

JOHN CLARKE: You telling me that's never happened before?

BRYAN DAWE: Certainly not. This is a democracy.

JOHN CLARKE: Well I don't know anything about it.

BRYAN DAWE: Ok you're a voter in a democracy, the only people who can fix an election are the
voters.

JOHN CLARKE: Look all we did was vote!

BRYAN DAWE: Ok, look into the lens here (points) Ok?

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah

BRYAN DAWE: You recognize anybody out there?

JOHN CLARKE: Never seen them before in my life.

BRYAN DAWE: Ok, you can go but don't leave town, we've got your number.

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah, I gave my phone number to your producer.

BRYAN DAWE: Don't think you've heard the last of this pal.

JOHN CLARKE: (finger to mouth) Shhhhhh....