Joseph Poprzeczny has taught politics, economic history and history at three Australian universities and been a researcher/personal assistant to three federal parliamentarians. He has over 30-years experience as a politics and education reporter and columnist and served as research director of Perth Chamber of Commerce. His biography of the 20th century’s major genocidal killer, Hitler’s Man in the East, Odilo Globocnik, was released in the US in 2004 and republished by the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2009.
Julia Gillard may be busy running the country, dealing with ministerial resignations and the ongoing fallout from the Craig Thompson scandal, but speculation about what she knew of the Bruce Wilson/AWU ‘slush fund’ won’t go away.
In 2010 Colin Barnett conceded he had failed to deliver on a 2008 pre-election promise to ‘‘legislate for a proper register to monitor the activities of political lobbyists”. Now, as the state election approaches, nothing has changed.