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ALP Faithful to rally for Sinn Fein?

By johnboy - 24 November 2005 2

The following interesting snippet from Crikey.com.au lets us know the boyo’s are still alive and kicking in the ACT ALP, and Kate Lunddy’s organising for them too.

Is it significant they went for the Woden Tradies and not the Irish Club?

10. A tiny wee bit of ALP fundraising blarney

Christian Kerr writes:

Labor’s Senate whip George Campbell has taken time out from his busy schedule playing solitaire on his parliamentary PC to flick round an invite to members of the Parliamentary Irish group to come and hear Bairbre de Brún, Leader of Sinn Féin in the European Parliament, next Tuesday at the Woden Tradesmens Club in Canberra.

Let’s forget about the ethics of our parliamentarians dining with a representative of an organised crime and terrorism combo on the bones of its arse whose last link to Australia was nicking more than 20 million quid from the Irish subsidiary of an Australian owned bank for a minute here.

What seems to be more interesting is the fact that the invite comes from ACT Labor Senator Kate Lundy and gives the ACT Labor branch office as the contact point.

This appears to be an invite to a Labor fundraiser – it says to make cheques payable to the ALP – yet it’s gone to Coalition parliamentarians.

Pure blarney – or do they want to see who’s silly enough to front up at the Woden Tradies? Julian McGauran’s a Mick, after all…

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2 Responses to
ALP Faithful to rally for Sinn Fein?
LurkerGal 9:20 am 25 Nov 05

I was going to go to this, but couldn’t get babysitting for it AND something I want to do on Sat night.

Does this make me part of the ALP faithful?

DT 8:45 am 25 Nov 05

Crikey’s second par is a bit rich and shows a woeful ignorance of the Northern Irish situation.

But as a guess, I’d assume the Irish club wouldn’t want to be associated with sectarian politics.

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