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PM’s claim Tudge not linked to $500,000 payout to Rachelle Miller proved false in letter

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PM’s claim Tudge not linked to $500,000 payout to Rachelle Miller proved false in letter

“Education Minister Alan Tudge is named multiple times in legal correspondence exchanged between lawyers acting for his former press secretary Rachelle Miller and the Department of Finance in relation to a secret $500,000 settlement.

Despite the Prime Minister’s claim that he “would have been told” if the negotiations involved a cabinet minister, news.com.au has confirmed the correspondence names not only Mr Tudge but another former employer Attorney-General Michaelia Cash and former Liberal staffers

Both ministers have categorically denied bullying Ms Miller during her employment.”

Education Minister Alan Tudge is named multiple times in legal correspondence exchanged between lawyers acting for his former press secretary Rachelle Miller and the Department of Finance in relation to a secret $500,000 settlement.

news.com.au

PM’s lie exposed in 22-page letter

Scott Morrison confirms $500,000 payment was not for Alan Tudge’s abuse which means it had to be for the sexual assault complaint against Josh Frydenberg – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Scott  Corporal Schultz Morrison also said ” I don’t know anything about that”

Scott Morrison and Senator Anne Ruston, who is the Coalition campaign spokesperson, have both stated the $500,000 that will be paid to Rachelle Miller is a for a separate matter other than the ones that were the subject of the Thom Inquiry which means it has to be for the alleged sexual harassment / sexual assault by federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Source: Scott Morrison confirms $500,000 payment was not for Alan Tudge’s abuse which means it had to be for the sexual assault complaint against Josh Frydenberg – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Election 2022: Liberal MP Alan Tudge in disclosure breach over Melbourne house | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

The controversy comes as questions continue to surround a $500,000 payout given to his former mistress and press secretary Rachelle Miller by the Federal Government. Picture: ABC/Four Corners

No to ICAC

EXCLUSIVE Education Minister Alan Tudge has admitted he forgot to disclose to parliament that he had transferred ownership of a $1 million Melbourne property to his former wife for six months, in a clear breach of disclosure guidelines.

The missing in action Minister – who stepped down from the frontbench last year in the wake of an ongoing scandal over an extramarital relationship with former Liberal staffer Rachelle Miller – confirmed the error on Friday following an investigation by news.com.au.

It follows controversy over a recent $500,000 payout to Ms Miller – who worked in his office as a press secretary – that was also revealed by news.com.au last month, with questions still yet to be answered on what the payout is for. The Prime Minister aannounced last year that Mr Tudge was not returning to the frontbench of his own volition.

However, on the same day he announced the election, he revealed Mr Tudge was still the education Minister but had stood aside and was welcome back after the votes were counted.

“Well, he stood aside. He decided to stand aside for his own personal reasons. And should he be in a position to be able to step up again, then I would welcome him back,’’ Mr Morrison said.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton also previously failed to declare a million-dollar property his family owns in Townsville, in a blunder his office blamed on simple human error.

Source: Election 2022: Liberal MP Alan Tudge in disclosure breach over Melbourne house | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Stuart Robert says he does not know where Alan Tudge is and has been doing his job ‘for almost 12 months’ | Alan Tudge | The Guardian

Stuart Robert and Alan Tudge

Honestly??

Stuart Robert has said he does not know where the education minister Alan Tudge is, and bizarrely claimed to have been doing Tudge’s job for “almost 12 months”.

Source: Stuart Robert says he does not know where Alan Tudge is and has been doing his job ‘for almost 12 months’ | Alan Tudge | The Guardian

Rachelle Miller challenges Scott Morrison to release details of settlement following workplace bullying claims | Australian politics | The Guardian

Rachelle Miller challenges Scott Morrison to release details of settlement following workplace bullying claims

Change of wording applied here to the wording of Morrison’s associated media, who reported Rachelle Miller as giving the Government “permission” rather than “challenging the government to release the full and truthful account of her case by dropping the NDA which Morrison was hiding behind. Will Morrison now oblige us and have the truth and information released or will he keep it unavailable?

Lawyers for Miller say the former Coalition staffer wishes to remove ‘any impediment’ preventing the PM giving a ‘full and truthful account’ of her case

Source: Rachelle Miller challenges Scott Morrison to release details of settlement following workplace bullying claims | Australian politics | The Guardian

Morrison correctly states the cash rate is $500,000 (for an Alan Tudge harassment payout) | The Shovel

Keen to prove he understands the key figures better than his Labor counterpart, the Prime Minister confidently stated this morning that the cost to pay out a former staffer to compensate for the harassment she received from one of your cabinet ministers is half a million dollars. “That’s the cash rate. Once you take into consideration lawyer’s fees, bank fees and other transaction costs it would be closer to $600,000,” Morrison clarified, quick to show off his attention to detail.

Source: Morrison correctly states the cash rate is $500,000 (for an Alan Tudge harassment payout) | The Shovel

Ex-lover of Liberal frontbencher Alan Tudge slams PM as ’liar’ | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Alan Tudge with Rachelle Miller. Picture: ABC/Four Corners

Morrison says this $500K payout is a “private matter” of which he “knows nothing” and he’s laughing because Albanese made an error. One that didn’t cost us nearly a million dollars all up when said and done.

Morrison insists Tudge is still a member of his Cabinet, is Education Minister, is just on leave, and is still being paid? Meanwhile we the taxpayers are, still, silently it should be said, forking out mega-bucks to clear up the still Education Minister’s  “private matter” of which PM Morrison says he knows nothing. Why don’t we have an ICAC?

“Channel Nine’s host Karl Stefanovic then interjected, “If he didn’t do anything wrong though, what’s the money for? If he did, why is he still a Cabinet minister?”

Ms Miller noted that in December, the Prime Minister insisted that Alan Tudge had “stood aside from the Ministry”.

In March, ”“Alan Tudge is still in my Cabinet?,’’ Ms Miller tweeted.

“Scott Morrison, which is true? Only thing we can believe is you are a liar.”

Labor leader Anthony Albanese said the prime minister’s promise of his frontbench return was “extraordinary”.

“It just shows the chaos that is there. Even when people step aside, they’ve still got the job,” Mr. Albanese said after Mr. Morrison confirmed Mr. Tudge was still in his cabinet.

Scott Morrison has revealed there’s “nothing to prevent” Education Minister Alan Tudge returning to cabinet despite the negotiation of a “private” taxpayer-funded payout of over $500,000 to his ex-lover and staffer.

Source: Ex-lover of Liberal frontbencher Alan Tudge slams PM as ’liar’ | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Robo-revenue raising too tempting for greedy governments

Illustration: Simon Letch

But, as with so many things, new technology can be used for good or ill. The most egregious case of government misuse of technology was surely Centrelink’s “automated income compliance program” aka robo-debt. Here, a dodgy algorithm was used to accuse people on benefits of understating their income over many years and to demand repayment. Despite assurances by the two ministers responsible – Christian Porter and Alan Tudge – that all was fair and above board, huge anxiety was caused to many unjustly accused poor people. The Coalition government obfuscated for years before a court finally ruled the program unlawful and the government agreed to return $1.8 billion. For a scheme intended to cut costs, it was an immoral own goal.

Source: Robo-revenue raising too tempting for greedy governments

Want to Know More About Critical Race Theory? Look at Virginia’s Schools—For More Than 75 Years | Washington Monthly

Illustration by Megan Herbert

Understanding Scott Morrison and Aland Tudge’s ideological purification, “the intellectual blockade,” Their underlying dream of a a One Party LNP State in Australia by taking over every cultural institution and controling citizen;s thoughts. In simple terms their approach is not original but historically known as Fascism and Mussolini’s dream.

CRT  is not is a disease or a conspiracy hovering behind any teacher or book that suggests that racism is a problem in the 21st century.

Even if critical race theory were exerting some massive influence on K–12 education in America (it isn’t), and even if critical race theory had as its aim the instilling of shame in white students (it doesn’t), none of its efforts would compare in scope the determination with the systematic and successful 75-year campaign by Virginia and other southern states to control what was taught to students, and what students, Black and white, were allowed to read and think about race and racism. When we consider Virginia parents complaining that they “weren’t raised that way,” this history needs to be considered.

In fact, a rigorous program of ideological conformity has been a part of southern culture since the 1831 Nat Turner rebellion in Virginia. On the excuse of preventing more slave revolts, not only were antebellum schools and universities purged of antislavery teachers and books, the very mails were censored to ensure that no antislavery publications reached Dixie.

The Tudge plan is to do just that for White Christian British history and do away with any notion that the historic truth lies elsewhere.

Source: Want to Know More About Critical Race Theory? Look at Virginia’s Schools—For More Than 75 Years | Washington Monthly

Tudge flags freedom of speech while whitewashing Australia’s past

White retrenchment theory. By a practicing white male misogynist preaching values he doesn’t practice.

Education Minister Alan Tudge continues to argue that an obscure version of our history – one that students “can be proud of” – is the only one worth teaching, writes Dechlan Brennan.

Source: Tudge flags freedom of speech while whitewashing Australia’s past

Conservatives like Tudge think they need history but not historians

For Tudge, the curriculum needs apositive, optimistic and forward-looking view of our history. These sentiments were later echoed by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in an opinion piece in The Australian on 30 September. In other words, two of the leading Conservative voices in the country would prefer it if historians and history teachers stopped doing their jobs, in the name of patriotism.

Source: Conservatives like Tudge think they need history but not historians

Conservatives at war with Australian teacher education

Andrew Bolt attacks the educated simply because he’s not. He pretends to be and tells one and all he was educated at Adelaide University expecting that nobody would be bothered to check.( ODT)

Conservative politicians and political commentators are the antitheses of progressive education and free thinking in Australia, writes Dr A L Jones.

Source: Conservatives at war with Australian teacher education

Alan Tudge wants Singaporean education excellence on the cheap

Gaslighting, talk. spin and promises are a typical LNP strategy of “seeming” to be aware of the direction without any actions necessary to be taken. Tudge, like Morrison announcing what is needed as if it’s being done. Such as the bullshit that we were first in line to get vaccines the deal signed done and dusted when it wasn’t.

How do we attract high-performing school leavers into teaching? Everyone knows the answer. That is, except the Federal Education Minister.

Source: Alan Tudge wants Singaporean education excellence on the cheap

Teachers Across the Country Are Protesting Laws That Stop Them From Talking About Systemic Racism – Mother Jones

Four people with signs in front of monument.

This weekend, teachers in more than 30 cities protested against new laws that would limit what they can say in the classroom about racism in the United States. The laws—in Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina, and other states—have emerged since George Floyd’s murder in Minnesota, after more teachers expanded lessons about systemic racism. Many of the laws ban schools from exploring “critical race theory,” which holds that any study of American history must acknowledge that racism is deeply embedded in government policies and the legal system. Some of the laws are even more broad, seeking to restrict lessons that focus on marginalized groups or equity. There’s money behind them, too. A new political action committee, the 1776 Project PAC, is fundraising to support school board members and others who push similar bills. The conservatives cheering these new restrictions likely took a recent cue from former President Donald Trump—who during his term accused schools that teach kids about slavery of spreading “hateful lies” and insulting the country’s founders. Trump created the 1776 Commission to promot

Source: Teachers Across the Country Are Protesting Laws That Stop Them From Talking About Systemic Racism – Mother Jones

Porter, Tudge, Robert and Morrison’s shameless Robodebt record

Independent Australia has reported on the unconscionable Robodebt fiasco from the outset and its toll continues to mount, despite the recent class action.

Porter, Tudge, Robert and Morrison’s shameless Robodebt record

Fears Rachelle Miller may lose new job after speaking out over affair with Alan Tudge on Four Corners | Australia news | The Guardian

Alan Tudge in federal parliament

Scott Morrison won’t do anything!

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/10/scott-morrison-wont-take-action-over-christian-porter-and-alan-tudge-inappropriate-conduct-allegations

The senior ministerial media adviser who went public with her workplace treatment following her intimate relationship with her boss at the time, Alan Tudge, may have lost further work after speaking out about her experience. Rachelle Miller had been due to start a contract with a defence contractor, but Guardian Australia has confirmed a tweet from Louise Milligan, the ABC journalist Miller told her story to, that the offer was now under consideration. Miller declined to comment further.

Fears Rachelle Miller may lose new job after speaking out over affair with Alan Tudge on Four Corners | Australia news | The Guardian

The Coalition protection racket: Why Tudge won’t budge

Alan Tudge, Richard Colbeck and Paul Fletcher are the latest Morrison Cabinet ministers to be mired in scandal, but no one is responsible for anything in this Coalition Government, writes managing editor Michelle Pini.

The Coalition protection racket: Why Tudge won’t budge