Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by willrocks, Dec 8, 2019.
To quote long ALP power broker Graham Richardson
"Whatever it takes"
Am I surprised Hawke is reported to have put career & ambition ahead of family and the law....NO. If true, then he is a total turd.
He is a total turd.
seems tobe true, the other daughter has backed her story.
He obviously was a shit father, I wouldnt just put my career at risk if some arsehole raped my daughter Id put my freedom at risk because if a friend raped my kid I would murder the SOB.
This guy helped make him PM and was still a friend even after this. WTF.
Would be willing to bet this was simply used as leverage by Hawk to ensure Landeryou and the trade union had his back for leadership.
Back Me Bill Or my daughter will talk.
Wonder if Richo knows anything about this, bet he did.
Bill Landeryou Son is a real dirt bag also, I guess we now know why, his father is a POS
I'm just wondering why this has not been revealed much earlier if this story is true...
Could be any combination of:
Pressure from family
Waited until Bob died
Waited until Bill Landeryou died
Didn't wan't public attention
It seems not only did Bob allow his daughter to be assaulted, but also failed to provide for her in his will.
Well Im guessing pressure from the family. the rest of the family doesn't seem to give a rats arse. they admit it but think it was ok that it was dealt within the family.
from MSN "Another of Mr Hawke's daughters, Sue Pieters-Hawke, told the website that the family knew of the rape allegations and that they had distressed their father.
She insisted the family were supportive at the time but that it 'didn't involve using the legal system'."
Well great, It distressed Bob, but not enough for him todo anything about an alleged rape of his own daughter. WTF sort of father is that?
$10 mil + to Blanch who he left his family for, and $750k to the kids, lol no wonder she is talking now. All bets are off and loyalty is out the window when you feel youve gotten screwed out of the will I guess, especially if you have been a good girl, taken one for the team and kept your mouth shut for 35+ years lol
edit double posted so removed
I'm of a vintage and a social circle that gives me an insight, so here's my two bob's (sic) worth!!
Daughter Ros was a junkie and I'd take bets that those 3 rapes were retrospective, unless you count sex when nodding of as rape, or sex for a lazy 50 to get you through the night. Also Landeryou was a POS then and after. Exactly the sort that would take advantage of a junkie daughter. Hawke knew Ros was a lost cause and who knows if the allegations were true anyway, so him "ignoring" the rapes may have had more to do with not believing them.
Hawke was like all history making men, extremely flawed, and an alcoholic at that time from memory. If you're that far up the tree, family and friends are just chips to use. Of course there are "good" statesmen, but the other type is more common.
Such wonderful statesmen with have had and have in this country.
Was she a junkie prior to the dates she alleges she was raped?
Most heroin addicts are sexual abuse survivors.
High morals of life should come from the top...
The news article says the alleged assaults occurred in the 1980s. But based on the story the alleged assault dates must have been at or before his leadership challenge in 1982. So it's safe to assume sometime between 1980 to 1982.
July 1982 - Mr Hawke first mounted an unsuccessful leadership challenge in July 1982
September 1984 - Bob Hawke went public about Rosslyn' drug problem
The drug allegations didn't surface until Sep 1984.
Drug addict or not I think it is pretty poor form. Having children addicted to drugs is surely a difficult thing for all involved but to hide something because you trying to get into a high public position - for me that says something about Bob Hawke. It’s also says something about the 80’s and how sexual issues were dealt with then.
Of course we are now talking about millions of dollars in an estate.
I think it also says a lot about the character traits of high-ranking politicians, and the lengths they'll go to to further their career ambitions. There's plenty of evidence other Australian PMs also have poor character traits.
Imagine having this turd as your father. Possibly a contributing factor for her drug addiction.
Yer, Its like selling your soul sort of shit thats for sure, at the families expense.
No different than a welfare mom spending her check on a new outfit instead of feeding her 5 hungry kids.
It's the norm for many parents this day and age.
Few people have time or energy for their own families and it's easy to see in our society.
On a plus note. It makes competition in this world much easier for the responsible so THANKYOU!
Even so- still half of Australian has voted for him and his party...
Yep, combo of charisma and "vote early, vote often"....the latter more prevalent in 1987. You can still lose the popular vote and win the election if you target the right marginal seats.
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