Cash in envelopes and the Brethren in politics

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, October 17th, 2007 - 2 comments
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A fascinating piece from the ABC programme Four Corners details exactly how the Brethren funded ads in support of the Liberals in Australia. After an initial whitewash from the Austrlian Electoral Commission, the source of the money paid in cash into a front company called Willmac enterprises is now under police investigation. This company paid for ads in Tasmania that were invoiced to the Liberal Party.

Kiwi watchers will note the same pattern of patter from John Howard and Peter Costello as used by Don Brash and John Key – “I was just meeting constituents and it would be a sin if I didn’t.” Yeah right.

The story also details Brethren activities in the US and New Zealand. Its a really good piece of investigative journalism.

You can visit the site and watch the video and other interviews here.

2 comments on “Cash in envelopes and the Brethren in politics”

  1. This scares the hell out of me. This is a group who appear unwilling to be constrained by the law despite recent experience. Howard’s met them but refuses to disclose the content of the discussions – I wonder how many other organisations subject to criminal proceedings he’d meet?

  2. Pascal's bookie 2

    “I wonder how many other organisations subject to criminal proceedings he’d meet?”

    You mean like the US Republican party? 😉

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