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Sophie’s staffer goes the grab

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MP’s staffer quits over Ball boob grab claims


A staff member of Federal Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella has resigned over his behaviour at last night’s Press Gallery Ball.

According to witnesses, Tony Scrinis, who had been working in Ms Mirabella’s office for three days, approached a number of women and tried, or asked, to touch their breasts.

Ms Mirabella said the staffer admitted that “some of his behaviour was inappropriate but he doesn’t accept the allegations.”

Ms Mirabella is the Opposition spokeswoman for childcare, youth and the status of women.

Wasn’t there a similar problem with one of Sophie’s staffers a couple of years ago?

Once is unfortunate.  Twice is unacceptable!


Written by Greg Naylor

18 June 2009 at 9:21 pm

Posted in PERSONAL

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  1. Check out Scrinis’ website:



    19 June 2009 at 12:32 am

  2. She’s gotta go, Greg.

    Ray Dixon

    20 June 2009 at 10:52 pm

    • Ray, she does not have to go any more than Kevin Rudd has to go. Sophie’s error in judgment was in giving Scrinis the job for the wrong reasons.

      He is reputed to have authored a web site for Sophie and, for her whole time in Parliament, that website has been under construction. The fool boasted that he had never voted til the last elections. Hardly the type of person that an ambitious politician would employ as an advisor.

      Greg Naylor

      21 June 2009 at 11:29 pm

  3. Greg, you’ve just added weight to the reasons why she should go. She’s an incompetent representative. If she hires these known fools she’s a fool herself.

    It’s not like she’s ‘squeaky clean’ on staffing issues.

    Btw, I don’t get the comparison to Rudd here.

    Ray Dixon

    22 June 2009 at 11:30 pm

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