Death becomes us

Funny how when someone dies all their misdeeds are ignored. Here’s what John Brumby said about Richard Pratt.

“He came to this country with not much and made a lot of it and built a huge business,” Mr Brumby said on Tuesday.

“I think he’s a stunning success story, one of the great Australian success stories.”

Here’s a different take on Pratt’s success from Judge Peter Heerey in 2007.

“There cannot be any doubt that Mr Pratt knew that the cartel to which he gave his approval … was seriously unlawful,” he said.

“The cartel was to operate for Mr Pratt’s personal benefit, via his ownership, or part-ownership of Visy — this was not the case of an employee acting out of some misguided sense of corporate loyalty.”

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.