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Godwin the great promiser

By johnboy - 7 August 2009 19

On top of revelations that it was Godwin Grech who promised the ACT the undelivered funds for the olympic torch relay costs, comes a story in The Age alleging that Godwin’s also been making up Government conditions beneficial for the Western Bulldogs AFL team’s poker machines empire.

    Mr Grech, a Bulldogs supporter, became involved in the gaming venue issue when he wrote a letter, at the request of club chief executive Campbell Rose, as part of the push to build the new venue near the Edgewater housing estate and the Highpoint shopping centre.

    The Bulldogs have always claimed that a core condition of an $8 million grant from the former Howard government to redevelop their Whitten Oval base was that its pokies be relocated. Mr Grech’s letter purports to confirm this.

    But inquiries by The Age have indicated that no such condition exists ? at least not in writing.

It’s amazing what one can get up to when lacking a life isn’t it?

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Godwin the great promiser
PM 4:17 pm 07 Aug 09

It just keeps going and going and going! What next?!

Deadmandrinking 3:13 pm 07 Aug 09

Probably not, I’m sure he was involved, but I’m also sure they’re overplaying his involvement.

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:12 pm 07 Aug 09

So, people are faking letters from Godwin now? Retrospectively?

Deadmandrinking 2:51 pm 07 Aug 09

Latest news indicates that Godwin was also responsible for the holocaust, Kyle Sandilands and Global Warming…

I suspect people may be trying to dump a lot more on him to wash their own hands clean.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:18 pm 07 Aug 09

Crumbs, PM!

Wraith 2:17 pm 07 Aug 09

chewy14 said :

Skidbladnir said :

I say we nail him to a crossbeam at the entrance to Canberra, as warning to others.

I say we make him Canberra’s mascot.

Here is Godwin, the political wannabe goat………watch him leap up rings of fire during half time in Parliament.

chewy14 2:10 pm 07 Aug 09

aussielyn said :

Who wants a Goblin as a mascot?

Maybe he should think Deed Poll,as someone previously suggested,
and move to the Gold Coast.

I was thinking more of a cute little mole with glasses.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:10 pm 07 Aug 09

Boo hoo, poor Godwin, he’s misunderstood, he was under enormous pressure, he was a good man chewed up by a merciless system, it could happen to you, respect his privacy.

Did I get it right?

dodgydave 2:07 pm 07 Aug 09

The Gold Coast is full of shysters but even they have some standards.

aussielyn 1:57 pm 07 Aug 09

Who wants a Goblin as a mascot?

Maybe he should think Deed Poll,as someone previously suggested,
and move to the Gold Coast.

chewy14 1:44 pm 07 Aug 09

Skidbladnir said :

I say we nail him to a crossbeam at the entrance to Canberra, as warning to others.

I say we make him Canberra’s mascot.

Skidbladnir 1:40 pm 07 Aug 09

I say we nail him to a crossbeam at the entrance to Canberra, as warning to others.

MrMagoo 1:39 pm 07 Aug 09

I’m sure Malcolm will offer him an appraisal/work performance review.

The Brad 1:36 pm 07 Aug 09

>It’s amazing what one can get up to when lacking a life isn’t it?

Like starting up a blog/web site? 🙂

Growling Ferret 1:07 pm 07 Aug 09

I wonder how Godwins performance reviews went?

Or if anyone would now put their hand up and take some responsibility and accountability regarding these….

I didn’t think so.

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