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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Victorian shadow health minister Helen Shardey pursues the matter of Labor candidate Khalil Eideh’s affection for Arab martyrs. As Shardey notes, Premier Steve Bracks “does not appear to get the issue here.”

UPDATE. Andrew Bolt:

Eideh counts as his friends Senator Kim Carr, a leader of Labor’s Socialist Left, and Lindsay Tanner, a federal Labor frontbencher tipped to be the party’s next deputy leader …

Eideh’s influence doesn’t stop there. He sponsors the Essendon and Collingwood football teams, and helped to bring Bracks Government politicians to Syria.

The Collingwood sponsorship must be stopped.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/07/2006 at 11:42 AM
    1. If Khalil Eideh (peace be upon him – good and hard) considers Australia to be one of “Satan’s Brigades”, why is he so eager to be the sargeant in charge of one of Satan’s platoons? Does he drool over the prospect of being the Caliph’s Grand Vizier for Australia someday? Fellow’s got a touch of the folie de grandeur, looks like.

      Posted by paco on 2006 06 07 at 12:02 PM • permalink


    1. And the Essendon sponsorsship as well. There is no greater divide in Melbourne than the Collingwood/Essendon divide (except the Collingwood/Carlton divide and, of course, the Collingwood/Richmond divide, and well after that there’s Collingwood with Hawthorn. and with Melbourne, and St Kilda and, and, and…

      Seriously though, is Steve Bracks aware that this is the Khemlani affair of his government and, also, what has happened to the provision in the Victorian Constitution that required that a member of Parliament abjure allegiance to a foreign power?

      It is simply shameful that this man could be put forward as a Labor candidate.

      Posted by Tempo on 2006 06 07 at 12:33 PM • permalink


    1. I confess ignorance about Australian politics, but it’s pretty obvious your ALP are deranged.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 07 at 12:47 PM • permalink


    1. Collingwood? Yep. Makes perfect sense.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 06 07 at 01:36 PM • permalink


    1. Holy smokes! My mother supports Collingwood.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 06 07 at 02:39 PM • permalink


    1. Are Muslims allowed to use wooden spoons?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 06 07 at 03:02 PM • permalink


    1. OT,

      I didn’t see if this has been noted yet, but everyone’s favorite Indonesian Muslim cleric/terrorist is going to be set free next week:

      Abu Bakar Bashir to be released from Indonesian prison

      Here’s hoping something really, really bad happens to the murderous freak.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 06 07 at 03:19 PM • permalink


    1. #7: So that’s like, what, about 4 days in jail for each person murdered? Gee, I guess I’ve been wrong the whole time: Islamic justice really is merciful.

      Mark my words: we’ll be hearing again from this guy, or from his followers, and probably sooner rather than later.

      Posted by paco on 2006 06 07 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. For our American friends, Collingwood is the South Sydney Rabbitohs of Melbourne. I wonder if Russ is a fan of Collingwood. I wonder whether Eideh sponsors the bunnies.

      Think of the parallels.

      Inner city clubs with chips on both shoulders.

      Celebrities make up about 80% of the supporter base.

      Delusions of past glories that occurred before the fathers of the current players were born.

      Just about the only difference would be the public reaction if they both relocated to Darwin. With one it would be delight, with the other it would be indifference.

      Posted by Effing & Blinding on 2006 06 07 at 03:52 PM • permalink


    1. E&B…I dont think the Pie’s and Souths are that similar.  Collingwood has the biggest supporter base of any team, NRL or AFL.  They also have thanks to Eddie a sh!t load of money, also playing very well at the moment.

      Posted by Anthony_ on 2006 06 07 at 05:33 PM • permalink


    1. Meanwhile, back on topic (did you have to mention Collingwood, Tim?) it would appear from Bracks’ answers that multiculturalism is the main game and all else is subservient to it. Questions of propriety need not be entertained.
      “In relation to multiculturalism I’m probably one of the strongest leaders or premiers who’ve been very strong on multiculturalism. I will ensure that that is a continuing feature of our government in future and every member of parliament will adhere to those arrangements as they have in the past.”
      Will Victorian voters ensure that Bracks and Labor are a continuing feature of their government?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 06 07 at 05:50 PM • permalink


    1. Bracksie…….It’s TIME!

      Posted by pick-your-pun on 2006 06 07 at 07:07 PM • permalink


    1. While I am no fan of Pauline Hanson, it is worth remembering that she was expelled from the Liberal Party for much less – I am pretty sure she did not endorse terrorism, for example.

      I wonder if there are any quotes from Bracks Govt types about what they thought of Pauline?

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 06 07 at 07:07 PM • permalink


    1. I woonder what Bracks’ Maronite Lebanese family thinks about him endorsing a Syrian terror-loving candidate?

      Now there’s a rivalry…

      Posted by Tasman on 2006 06 07 at 07:40 PM • permalink


    1. Eideh’s influence doesn’t stop there. He sponsors the Essendon and Collingwood football teams, and helped to bring Bracks Government politicians to Syria.

      More than anything, the fact that he sponsors two diametrically opposed football clubs says he can’t be trusted.

      Posted by Mr Hackenbacker on 2006 06 07 at 08:38 PM • permalink


    1. Speaking of Health, the Chinese-Australian-resident-buddah-atheiast-Male community that smokes are going to be a huge economic health burden in the future. All they do is PUFF PUFF PUFF

      We need the “No Mao, NO” anti smoking campaign!!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 06 07 at 08:47 PM • permalink


    1. There are constitutional restrictions to Khalil entering parliament, so I wouldn’t stress.

      See The-Neo-Con

      Posted by JamesP on 2006 06 07 at 10:42 PM • permalink


    1. #17 Khalil is to be a candidate for the Victorian upper house (the Legislative Council) not the Australian Senate. The provision of the Constitution referred in the link governs eligibility to sit in the Senate. surely it would be against brack’s constitution to require loyalty to the state whose people you’re supposed to represent – so Khalil may be in the clear.

      Posted by larrikin on 2006 06 08 at 01:39 AM • permalink


    1. a very cursory look at the victorian constitution reveals citizenship & nationality clauses in relation to electors but not members of parliament

      topic deserves more research, which it’s not going to get from me

      Posted by KK on 2006 06 08 at 01:54 AM • permalink


    1. The real issue here is whether or not the ALP endorses terrorist sympathisers.

      Maybe Bracks is fearful if he expels one, he might have to expel another 30 or 40 on his side of the parliament.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 06 08 at 02:58 AM • permalink


    1. #16 1.618,
      What’s your point?. Do you have any idea how much money smokers( like me) pour into the economy?. We get treated like lepers, milked like cash-cows and lectured by sanctimonius arseholes for doing something that’s legal. We’re propping up the bloody treasury yet getting the blame for being a supposed health-care problem. Grrrrr…

      Posted by Daniel San on 2006 06 08 at 03:22 AM • permalink


    1. #21 1.618 rarely has a point – that post is better than most in that it’s vaguely comprehensible

      Posted by KK on 2006 06 08 at 04:45 AM • permalink


    1. #18, it applies to the House of Representatives also, I’m just not 100% sure that it covers state parliaments aswell.

      #19 I’ve got someone looking into it and will report back.

      Posted by JamesP on 2006 06 08 at 05:00 AM • permalink


    1. #21

      No Daniel San No.
      No Daniel San No.
      Nooooooooooooooooooo Daniel San!

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 06 08 at 09:08 PM • permalink


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