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Crikey on the Pratt

By johnboy 20 November 2006 34

In today’s Crikey there’s some interesting stuff on Steve Pratt’s litigious nature.

Of particular interest is the claim that he’s planning to sue CityNews for its part in his recent humiliations. Personally I find the idea of the litigious CityNews copping a writ to be extremely amusing.

I’m also looking forward to watching Steve’s expensive silks try and demonstrate how Gary Kent defamed him when the email was only made public after Steve forwarded the damn thing on.

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terubo 11:38 am 22 Nov 06

Sulla, you are right. I note that Nero (above) is sticking it to publius. You Romans should stop this infernal squabbling – it’s already cost you an empire.

pjlake11 11:35 am 22 Nov 06

He’s consistently a Pratt, thats true. Fair call Bonfire.

Sulla 10:54 am 22 Nov 06

Publius – as one Roman to another, I would suggest that is enough.

This is not the friendliest of forums after all.

bonfire 10:53 am 22 Nov 06

“I attend many multicultural events and meetings and Pratt is a laughing stock and he is also despised by the broader Muslim community where he is seen to be a racist.”

Really ? Even by his muslim wife ?

If you look at his record he has spent more time helping muslims out than anyother person who posts on this blog.

im sure the serbs thought that as well when they stuck him in the pokie.

one thing about pratt is consistency.

you may not agree with his views, but he is tenacious and consistent.

i dont think anyone apart from you regards him as a racist.

terubo 7:56 am 22 Nov 06

Publius indignatus est!

publius 7:23 am 22 Nov 06

I am not a Pratt staffer – far from it actually. I certainly disagree with many of his conservative right wing views. But I take issue with a couple of comments above suggesting Pratt has made no contribution to multiculturalism. For example, Pratt held an event to celebrate Ramadan in the ACT Assembly this year which was attended by all religious groups. It received very little publicity. He didn’t exploit that. How many sending in emails to Riotact could write more than 2 sentences about what Ramadan is actually about? Pratt could. And Islam is not his faith. It is very easy to criticise others when sitting in front of a keyboard. The fact is Pratt spent years in the front line distributing aid to people whose lives were in jeopardy. I for one don’t discount that achievement. As Johnboy observed, garnering over 3,600 first preference votes is a significant result. Pratt is no accidental politician. And he is no fool as some would have you believe.

simbo 5:27 pm 21 Nov 06

Well, the important thing is that they didn’t accidentally vote for anyone else first.

Big Al 4:44 pm 21 Nov 06

Jesus! 3621 first preferences. That many could have accidentally voted for him.

terubo 4:10 pm 21 Nov 06

In order to maintain the distinguished standards JB has set on this site, I won’t ask you to farq orf 🙂

farq 3:54 pm 21 Nov 06

Terubo: FarQ too 🙂

farq 3:53 pm 21 Nov 06

That just leaves the rest of Canberra who don’t think ‘he is pretty good’.

johnboy 3:40 pm 21 Nov 06

Well according to the ACT elections site there’s at least 3621 who think he’s pretty good.

OR, err, 138 more than Steve Dozpot.

Still, a damn sight more first preferences than most of us are ever likely to see.

terubo 3:40 pm 21 Nov 06

Sure is farq – but then it’s sheer hell. farq in hell.

barking toad 3:40 pm 21 Nov 06

“He has also added very little to multicultural policy”.

And for that, he goes up ever so slightly in my estimation.

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