Labor governments in Australia are breaking record after record. Those in the courtroom listening to the Eddie Obeid saga gasped when the heard the sum of about $100 million is involved. On the federal side, Gillard's feet are drawn closer to the fire about her part in the AWU affair. Do they have a school that teaches Labor aspirants how the Party works?
LABOR powerbroker Eddie Obeid once said he could help then Sydney lord mayor Frank Sartor get a $1 million nest egg on which to retire - but later urged two premiers to replace Mr Sartor as state planning minister, an inquiry heard yesterday.
JULIA Gillard's past continued to haunt her last night, with allegations emerging that in June 1996 a union employee told the national head of the Australian Workers Union that he deposited $5000 cash into her account.