The Art of the Australian Insult

Are Belinda and Schapelle linked?
June 27, 2008, 9:27 am
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“Ok, I’ve been trying to follow the media for the past week or two, but now I’m getting confused. Did someone see Belinda put something in Schapelle’s luggage?”

Andrew Bonnell, Annerley Qld, letter to The Australian.

Boo hoo, sweetie
June 25, 2008, 6:29 am
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“Boo hoo, sweetie.”

Not everyone has much sympathy for convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, judging by that comment from Ray McKigney in a letter to the Daily Telegraph (which tends to supply a far greater quantity of insults than other publications, as you may have noticed). Other comments include:

“The Corbys are undeserving of the media attention they are given”


“Do the crime, do the time, and shut up about it.”

“The biggest pile of trash I have ever come across in my life”
June 25, 2008, 12:53 am
Filed under: Crime | Tags: ,

“These are the biggest pile of trash I have ever come across in my life. I have never seen a more ungrateful, nasty piece of work than this woman (Corby’s mother, Rosleigh Rose) and this family.”

Former defence lawyer for Schapelle Corby Robin Tampoe.


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“Do your effing job, mate”
June 24, 2008, 9:40 am
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“I had to fly in to get her a medical check. I also told the Australian consul that ‘you are here to look after Australians, so do your effing job, mate’.”


Schapelle Corby’s mother Rosleigh Rose criticizes the Australian consul’s response to her daughter’s rapid deterioration over the last few weeks. At the time of the report, Corby was severely depressed and faced being in a mental institution.