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LINDSAY TANNER MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS

MORE ALSTON JOBS FOR THE BOYS

Senator Alston’s stacking of Government boards with political cronies has now moved to Australia Post.

In a breathtakingly arrogant move Senator Alston has appointed former Victorian Liberal MP and State Minister, Mark Birrell, to the Australia Post Board.

Senator Alston is the supreme master of stacking Government boards with Liberal Party mates and cronies. This is the Minister who brought Liberal Party headkicker Michael Kroger to the ABC Board. More recently he appointed right wing cultural warrior Ron Brunton to the ABC Board and justified that appointment on the grounds that Mr Brunton has written on subjects that are sometimes covered by the ABC.

Even more disturbingly Senator Alston is appointing political headkickers whose task is to undermine the very corporations they serve. As a key Liberal Party ally, Mark Birrell will no doubt pursue the Government’s attempts to deregulate Australia Post at Board level.

Senator Alston should stop appointing political stooges to the boards of Government bodies and get behind Labor’s attempts to clean up the ABC Board appointment process.

August 15, 2003

For further information contact Lindsay Tanner or Peter van Vliet on (03) 9347 5000 or 0408 188 055.