Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Your ABC

Tolerance for the misdemeanors of their own at the ABC:

"Peter Lloyd has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in Singapore today on drug-related charges, and as such the ABC's employment relationship with Peter has come to an end," an ABC Corporate spokeswoman said in a statement.

"This is due to the fact that Peter is unavailable to work. (emphasis added)

"The ABC has valued and respected Peter as an employee and as an outstanding journalist who is widely admired by colleagues and industry peers."
Admirable indeed, is the ice and ketamine party druggie.

Meanwhile, Australia, here's your 8 cents a day at work:

The broadcaster spent more than $65,000 on initial legal support, counselling and related travel expenses since Lloyd's arrest earlier this year.

(Lloyd's) lawyer, Hamidul Haq, said earlier that Lloyd had expressed remorse.
Would it be too cynical to suggest his remorse was at getting caught doing illegal drugs where they actually punish you for it?

-- Nick

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