Never ever forget these people. Bruce doesn’t.
Dear Mr Goyder
According to the Herald Sun, on 2 November, you told the National Press Club attendees that: “To have someone of real authority sit on information, and even sit on it from the prime minister, and not deal with it [dual citizenship], I do think that has real impact. I think people will be scratching their heads thinking what’s going on there”.
I am comfortably satisfied that two recent events indicate that you are a hypocrite and that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones:
The Lethlean and Simkiss matters:
As I understand it:
The Herald Sun broke the story on Monday 10 July 2017
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced their resignations on Friday 14 July
McLachlan told the ABC on 15 July that “I had some visibility over some information but not everything”. As an aside, I trust English is the first language of the next AFL’s CEO.
Melbourne’s top AFL football journalist Michael Warner told his readers on 8 November that Channel Nine’s Danny Weidler had the full story in March and had contacted the AFL’s Patrick Keane on 10 and 11 March for verification.
Warner’s story means McLachlan found out more about the saga between 10 July and 13 July than he did between 10 March and 10 July.
Presumably, Keane would have told his boss Liz Lukin about the phone calls within 24 hours. If he didn’t he should be sacked.
Presumably, Lukin would have told McLachlan within 48 hours. If she didn’t she should be sacked.
Presumably, McLachlan would have ordered an investigation and then informed you about the situation within a month of Weidler’s phone calls on 10 and 11 March. If McLachlan hadn’t informed you by mid-April he should be sacked.
Which begs the questions:
When were you told?
What were you told?
Did you sit on the information hoping Weidler would give up, which he did, and no one else would run with the story?
Do you accept McLachlan was telling the truth on 15 July when he said he only had “bits and pieces of information” on Monday 10 July? If you accept that he was telling the truth, you may wish to buy my 90% share of the Sydney Opera House for $10 million.
The Page 13 Herald Sun stories of 14 and 20 October 2017:
The paper alleged that “ a footy figure is embroiled in allegations that he had an affair with the partner of a close professional colleague”. I am comfortably satisfied that the footy figure must be associated with the AFL because the AFL has no jurisdiction over an ex-player or ex-coach.
Mr Goyder, a married AFL figure having a relationship with a woman is of no interest to anyone. However, if the affair is with a commercial partner’s girlfriend it is unacceptable because it could have compromised the AFL’s interests. Consequently, you should have investigated the matter rather than, as it appears, be sitting on the matter.
The author of the two articles, Alice Coster, indicated that she has seen texts that identifies the name of the football figure. She has also indicated that she knows the address of the person who knows the full story.
To save whatever credibility you have left after your appalling actions during the Essendon saga; and the apparent attempted cover-up by you or your CEO in the Lethlean saga, I suggest you should stop sitting on your hands doing nothing and contact Alice Coster and then investigate the matter.
If you need more than one source I can show you a text I was sent on 23 July 2017 which reveals the name of the scumbag.
I am hoping to make a fortune out of my book and would like to minimise my taxes. As a number of newspapers have indicated that you have been mentioned in the Paradise Papers, I was hoping that you may be able to tell me how to send my money off-shore.