June 20, 2003


Its tough work being both a Green politician and capitalist monster:

Newly elected Greens MLC Sylvia Hale a self-declared champion of workers' rights is accused of letting down her own employees.

Ms Hale's first speech to the Legislative Council last month included a pledge to promote the "rights of working people and unions".

But 17 striking workers at her family business, Southwood Press in Marrickville, say she has failed to address their grievances, including that one senior employee at the book publishing firm has been bullying and harassing workers.

Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union printing division secretary Amanda Perkins said she had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Ms Hale to personally intervene in the dispute.

Amanda Perkins, by the way, was formerly known as Amanda Dole, and before she joined the International Socialists she used to appear in ... well, why not find out for yourselves? Happy Googling!

UPDATE. Exercise caution. Some sites located during these searches are total monsters, what with the multiple screens and the spam robots and the worms seeking out your haaaard drive, hoyven glavin. So watch it.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 20, 2003 05:27 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: Gareth at June 20, 2003 05:33 PM

Tell me Tim, does that mean that they only kiss her three times in the movie? ;-)

Posted by: Todd at June 20, 2003 05:46 PM

Good fucking lord. These porno sites get more agressive every day. Not only did one of the pages I checked after Googling "Amanda Dole" keep trying to respawn itself, but it actually made a half-dozen attempts to script-hack my system after I refused to install their porno popup ad software. Good thing I keep my patches up to date... of course, watch it turn out that it actually ran seven exploits, and my defenses only caught six...

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at June 20, 2003 06:17 PM

Why don't you just come to my house and throw battery acid in my eyes... Guess she wanted to know what it felt like to be the screwer instead of the screwee.

Posted by: Craig Ranapia at June 20, 2003 06:40 PM

And now she's a Green politician? I think the first profession was the more respectable.

Posted by: Alan Anderson at June 20, 2003 06:46 PM

I wonder if she thinks "Meat is Murder" and prefers certain vegetables instead...

Posted by: AndyM at June 21, 2003 02:04 AM

Come on Tim. You couldn't work a single meat joke into this one?

Posted by: Yobbo at June 21, 2003 05:50 AM

Meat is Mander!

Posted by: Tony.T at June 21, 2003 08:29 PM

Oh, I see,Hale is capitalist greedy pig but the right sort, she's trendily lefty cpiatlist pig because she publishes books.This is why the sun shines through her rear end -no methane emissions from her, no sir, just the top end methane emissions spouting green polpotian methane crap.

Posted by: d at June 23, 2003 05:10 PM