Power on politics

December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Tamsyn Parker interviews in his growing role with Westpac:

Power says one of the big differences in moving to Westpac has been getting used to the change in culture.

“In politics people’s motivations can be mixed – here everyone is very supportive.”

Ha “mixed” is a euphemism!

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5 Responses to “Power on politics”

  1. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    “In politics people’s motivations can be mixed – here everyone is very supportive.”
    Translation – “I didn’t get given everything I deserved in politics, though I couldn’t say so at the time. It’s the same here, but I’m being publicly loyal to my current masters.”

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  2. bringbackdemocracy (416 comments) says:

    At least he can’t hire Canadian Judges at Westpac.

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  3. pq (728 comments) says:

    Power says one of the big differences in moving to Westpac has been getting used to the change in culture.

    “In politics people’s motivations can be mixed – here everyone is very supportive.”
    gosh me jesus
    Westpac do support their own, did not support me as a Customer, so I left them for ASB, Westpac is Australian dingo gobble your money

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  4. jonno1 (80 comments) says:

    The scariest thing about Westpac is that they seem to have fallen for the great global warming scam – this doesn’t bode well for their investment strategy. Alternatively, they’re sucking up bigtime to the Gillard government. Either way, not a good look.

    See http://www.b4ce.com.au/home/signatories/businesses (you’ll need to scroll down). Some, ahem, interesting bedfellows. Another surprise is SKM’s involvement.

    Oh, and both Simon Power and Peter Clare attended Al Gore’s recent road show… says it all really.

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  5. peterwn (3,215 comments) says:

    mikenmild – “I didn’t get given everything I deserved in politics…”. What was Simon upset about that he did not get? It is unlikely he had any ‘issues’ against his party or leader that would have driven him out of politics. he would have received a higher Cabinet ranking and more responsibilities if he stayed on and would have been a serious contender for party leader in due course.

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