WAS IT JUST SPONSORSHIP ?Suburban Rocketry may well find itself fending off calls from the ABC's "4 Corners" producers, seeking interviews!
After all, here in Queensland, isn't that how the whole Gordon Nuttall
affair got started, when an elected official solicited funds from a allegedly corrupt business man.NO WAIT
- I think we are safe - While the some of you could possibly believe that funds/sponsorship received, from what the even benefactor theirselves now describe, as an allegedly "illegal"
business, you may well have consider that any resulting payment could also be either "illegal"
, or at the very least to be"tainted"
I myself however, believe that the ARA, once again are above reproach on the whole "corrupt elected representative"l front and have NO case to answer.
You see cleverly, they are ALL in fact merely "self appointed"
(NOW ISN'T THAT SMART!)
However just harking back to the "Nuttall"
case and subsequent trial - I would be an interesting matter for the public record to know, just "who approached who". After all I would have thought that any measure of "due diligence"
by an official, should have been conducted before and NOT after the receiving of corrupt monies/sponsorship fee.Tarp
BE NOT ALARMED
- These are after all this is just common practices, that are widely used in many "family"
businesses, many of which may even pre-date modern rocketry.
You may even speculate, that the origins of these practices have their roots in medieval Europe and were widely practiced in ancient Sicilian feudal society.
In those days one family, would suggest to a upcoming local merchant, that he may wish to consider to make a contribution/sponsorship payment to that particular family group, to ensure that his business would continue to prosper.
Not being myself a fluent speaker of the Italian language - I can not recall the local name of this most ancient of practices. Perhaps however you can? Tarp