Sunday, February 12, 2006


Cameras catch Beattie swearing

`Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has become the second state leader in as many days to be caught up in a swearing gaffe.

Mr Beattie was unaware cameras were rolling when he swore while talking about his deputy Anna Bligh with other premiers at Friday’s Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra.

Television cameras recorded Mr Beattie telling his NSW counterpart Morris Iemma: “She’s deputy premier and treasurer and every other piece of shit I don’t want.”

The comments followed Mr Iemma’s own slip-up during the same conversation, when he described Sydney’s new Cross City Tunnel chief executive as a “fuckwit”.’

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