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Michael Cooney hears the call of the Barr?

By KaptainK - 8 November 2008 9

The Per Capita website tells us that the former Canberra resident Michael Cooney is Per Capita’s, Policy Director and includes the following exciting information:

    From January 2002 Michael worked on the staff of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party for five years, including three years as Principal Policy Adviser to Federal Labor Leaders Kim Beazley and Mark Latham. Before this Michael worked in the Department of Defence in strategic policy and intelligence. Michael has two degrees from the Australian National University. His Masters of Arts (International Relations) degree included a thesis on responsible power ethics in Australia’s diplomacy over Portuguese Timor in 1974. His undergraduate degree was in English and Philosophy, and he was awarded first-class honours for his thesis on parody and satire in the poetry of the Ern Malley hoax.

One hears that he is about to return to our fair city as the chief of staff for Andrew Barr an appointment that is sure to bring to the fore a range of responses from within the local ALP 

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9 Responses to
Michael Cooney hears the call of the Barr?
willo 1:06 pm 08 Jan 09

politics makes for strange bedfellows…..

Mr Evil 12:54 pm 08 Jan 09

peterh said :

maryr00lz said :

he’s not a nutter, he’s a genius, and as a friend of his, i would say that he’s also not an extremist, just passionate.
as for working for a gay guy, he knew him for many many years before he took this job, they’ve been friends since they’re twenties, before Barr was gay.
Sheesh.

“before Barr was Gay”??

what, he woke up one morning and decided, I think I am going to be gay now??

Maybe he caught off a toilet seat, or somebody coughed on him?

peterh 12:18 pm 08 Jan 09

maryr00lz said :

he’s not a nutter, he’s a genius, and as a friend of his, i would say that he’s also not an extremist, just passionate.
as for working for a gay guy, he knew him for many many years before he took this job, they’ve been friends since they’re twenties, before Barr was gay.
Sheesh.

“before Barr was Gay”??

what, he woke up one morning and decided, I think I am going to be gay now??

Mr Evil 12:14 pm 08 Jan 09

But will he make the ACT Labor Govt any less of a joke????

maryr00lz 12:02 pm 08 Jan 09

he’s not a nutter, he’s a genius, and as a friend of his, i would say that he’s also not an extremist, just passionate.
as for working for a gay guy, he knew him for many many years before he took this job, they’ve been friends since they’re twenties, before Barr was gay.
Sheesh.

jakez 11:14 am 15 Dec 08

bryansworld said :

Here’s already here. I think he is Barr’s Chief of Staff. Will be busy recruiting a new team.

Advertisements for I think 3 positions in Barr’s office were in this weekends jobs guide.

colourful sydney rac 10:12 am 15 Dec 08

The guy is an absolute nutter, I am surprised that he, being an Catholic extremist, would work for someone who is openly gay.

Also, why would Barr employ someone who was responsible for the act of genius that was the ALP forest policy hastily thrown together during the 2004 election campaign?

bryansworld 9:07 am 15 Dec 08

Here’s already here. I think he is Barr’s Chief of Staff. Will be busy recruiting a new team.

stirred408 2:16 pm 09 Nov 08

Michael who?

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