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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today admitted to accidentally sending a text message to our very own, Clancy Overell, and then proceeding to negotiate a bribe that would persuade our editor against leaking the correspondence.
I can get your Catholic children into a real private school
It is believed Turnbull’s controversial text messages were meant for the Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton. They come off the back of an extremely unprofessional and embarrassing series of gaffes by the most powerful people in our country.
The last few days have seen the intended recipient of Turnbull’s text messages, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, being forced to apologise for also sending an offensive text message, to another journalist. It is believed that Dutton’s text message was meant for the disgraced former front bencher, Jamie Briggs.
Dutton’s text message was in reference to an article by News Limited journalist Samantha Maiden (the journalist he accidentally sent the message to) – who claimed Mr Briggs had admitted to distributing a photo he took of a female public servant after she made a complaint about his conduct during an overseas trip.
Mr Dutton‘s message described the reporter, who the SMS was mistakenly sent to, as a “mad witch”. He has since apologised.
Malcolm Turnbull has also apologised for his heavy-handed approach to dealing with Overell – the second journalist to receive an offensive text message from a member in Parliament in less than 24 hours – but not before assuring him that Betoota will be the last place in Australia to receive the NBN.
Because of this, Clancy Overell has decided to leak their entire conversation. Enjoy.
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