Patrician, impassive, the quintessence of jurisprudential exactitude - only Brendan O'Connor could call Dyson Heydon a "sleazy tabloid sub-editor"
This man is the alternate Minister of the Crown for workplace relations.
Commissioner Heydon and his staff have produced a formidable body of work, 500 witnesses etc etc etc - and O'Connor has the temerity to characterise the Final Report as the work of a "sleazy tabloid sub-editor".
But then he has form in the lousy, mean-spirited having a go at people department.
On a day of high fire danger.
|2013 Tasmanian bushfires||Tasmania||20,000+ ha||4 January 2013||1||At least 170 buildings|
|2013 Wambelong bushfire||New South Wales||54,000 ha||18 January 2013||0||At least 53 homes, 118 sheds, agricultural machinery and livestock. Infrastructure destroyed at Siding Spring Observatory.|
As Stu of NT points out, Mr O'Connor is not without connections right into union heartland.
Finally a reminder about dish it out but can't take it O'Connor - here's the alternate Minister of the Crown's approach to keeping those who displease him informed.