Ghost of Obeid back to haunt Daley

Ghost of Obeid back to haunt Daley

Former Labor minister Eddie Obeid may still be lingering. Illustration: John Shakespeare

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

In Daley’s inaugural speech, he referred to Obeid as “The Honourable”.

Daley’s INAUGURAL SPEECH, credits:
“I would also like to thank the many members of the Parliament who assisted me in the campaign and thereafter. I thank the following honourable Ministers and members: the Premier, Ministers Carmel Tebbutt, Joe Tripodi, Frank Sartor, David Campbell and John Hatzistergos, the Hon. Eddie Obeid, and my neighbour, the member for Heffron, Kristina Keneally. I also thank Mark Arbib, the General Secretary of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party, for his continued support. Finally, with respect to my campaign I thank the many members of Young Labor and my campaign office staff, led by Sam Dastyari, Josh McIntosh and Rolly Smallacombe”[1]

Other ‘honourable’ mentions:

  • Sam Dastyari[2] was sacked from Labor’s frontbench in December 2017.
  • Mark Arbib – one of the so-called “faceless men” who deposed Kevin Rudd and installed Julia Gillard was “revealed as secret US source” in 2010[3][4]
  • Kristina Keneally[5] famously claimed ”I am nobody’s puppet” after Nathan Rees said that any challenger would ”be a puppet of Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi'”[5][6].
  • THE HON. Eddie Obeid was “sentenced to five years’ jail for misconduct in public office”[7]
  • Joe Tripodi[8], was found by ICAC to have acted corruptly. “ICAC finds Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi corrupt over Circular Quay leases”[9]


Daley’s inaugural speech:




Keneally: “Nobody’s puppet”. 

Obeid & Tripodi: Found corrupt.

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