The Dawesville Channel, overall cost (to the Wannunup Development Company) $63.4M - WA Govt contribution $56.7M
Bob Kernohan is a pretty good judge of how fair dinkum police are.

When political parties play up on Facebook, ABC crack investigative operatives descend. Police raid serving PM's former office? Sorry, it's not news.

Should have avoided the hassle Motoring Enthusiasts, Facebook is for amateurs.   If you want to seriously play up, just incorporate an association with the party's name and start counting the money.

Why bother with all this drama over Facebook?  There's no skill , you don't even need a relationship with a compliant lawyer to misuse Facebook.

Here's the ABC, very concerned for the members of the Motoring Enthusiast Party who have been violated by this Facebook corruption.   Setting up a separate legal entity and passing it off as a bit of the Australian Workers' Union didn't seem to cause the ABC quite so much concern, even when the police came to find the evidence with a search warrant.

Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party closes Victorian branch over 'blatant disregard' for national executive

   
The Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (AMEP) has terminated its Victorian state council over an unauthorised Facebook page and liaising with the media without authorisation.

The closure comes less than a week after the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed AMEP's Ricky Muir would represent Victoria in the Senate despite receiving just 0.5 per cent of the primary vote.

A notice sent to all AMEP members lists a series of breaches, including the unauthorised establishment of social media presence and unauthorised media liaison.

A Facebook page was allegedly set up by the Victorian branch without the consent or authorisation of AMEP's central executive.

The letter also states the illegal and unauthorised use of AMEP identification, confidential information, incorrect policy announcements, and the misuse of the party brand.

The party's central executive - which is based in Queensland - will now take on a caretaker role for the Victorian council until further notice.

In his letter to AMEP members, chairman Tony Standfield says a directive was issued to all federal state councils that all media contact must be cleared by the national media liaison officer, Keith Littler.

It is claimed a Victorian official organised an interview with Mr Muir for a journalist from the Australian Financial Review without clearing it with Mr Littler first.

According to the letter from Mr Standfield, Victoria's state council has shown a "blatant disregard" for the direction and instructions set by the party's central executive.

'Internal domestics' frequent in minor parties

ABC election analyst Antony Green says it is not unusual to see this type of action in minor political parties.

"Some of these small political parties do have a habit of engaging in some of the worst internal domestics and arguments over control of the party," he said.

"We saw this with One Nation in the past; [the Democratic Liberal Party] had this problem in the past. To some extent it's because people are trying to exercise control over an elected senator, but the senator is the person with all the power.

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