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?