Tag: Section 18C

Butler Finds Out the Hard Way

This is the disgraceful Terri Butler. On 21 November 2016, Butler appeared to forget that parliamentary privilege doesn’t extend to ABC’s Q&A studios when she said the following about Calum Thwaits:

“This is the situation. And we never found out because it was not determined,” she said on Q&A. “I’m saying this is what the allegations were and the matters were not determined.”

When told that Thwaites had repeatedly ­denied it was his Facebook post, Butler said: “He would say that, wouldn’t he?”

(NB: Thwaits had recently had Cynthia Prior’s completely baseless claim against him – that he’d used the n-word in a Facebook post – summarily dismissed by the Federal Court).

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ABC Doubles Down on Butler’s Rancid Remarks

This is Alex Wood and Calum Thwaits. TMR doesn’t know either of them from a bar of soap. However, they should be jointly nominated for Australian of the year for their services to our country’s freedom of speech.

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Prior’s Lucky Day

In an incredible twist of fate, Cynthia Prior may well extract some more money out of this situation yet – just not from the intended source.

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Seriously – Who Funded This Disgrace?

Since TMR’s last post on the QUT section 18C case, some have speculated whether Ms Prior was funded on a no-win, no fee basis. TMR puts this theory to the test.

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Who Funded This Disgrace?

Of all the questions in the Queensland University section 18C debacle, the one that hasn’t been properly asked is who funded this lady and allowed her to cause so much carnage?

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