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.”