The war between the NT Independent and the NT News has hotted up again. The NT Independent names Matt Williams as a “mysterious senior media figure” identified in the ICAC investigation report regarding the $12 million grandstand.
Williams has had a close association with the horse racing fraternity, he was once the national racing and sports wagering editor in Melbourne for News Corp. He is no stranger from the corporate box or marquee at Fannie Bay.
Do Christopher Walsh and David Wood have a feud with the NT News? Do they have a feud with all other media organisations in the NT? They also manage to drag in Katie Woolf from Mix 104.9 in a separate story about Brett Dixon and the grandstand,
Talk about the gift that keeps giving. The Darwin Turf Club grandstand matter has only just begun.
Matt Williams no stranger at Fannie Bay racecourse.
Go to the Darwin Turf Club website and you can see those companies that have remained silent about their association with corruption. Why have none of the sponsors pulled out? We can only guess that the tax deductions they receive for their sponsorship are good for them.
The sponsors that The Trust identified from the Darwin Turf Club site are:
Darwin Corporate Park
Asian United Food Service
Great Northern Brewing Co
Here are some images from the Turf Club site.
The Trust is in not suggesting that any sponsor of the Darwin Turf Club is corrupt just that they have remained sponsors and have been silent about corruption as an issue.
Will Chief Minister Michael Gunner be at the races any time soon?
Governments may have money but in reality it is not “government money” it belongs to the public who pay taxes. There has to be accountability where public monies are concerned.
Sir Les here from ICAC, I did a thorough investigation of the stables at Fannie Bay and found (between a few drinks) a four legged whistleblower!