In the way only Twentyman could manage, he has split from the charity that paid him well for nearly a decade, has launched a rival charity and has publicly savaged his former employer.
He’s all class.
Twentyman has told a western suburbs local newspaper that many charities were a “bourgeoisie” operation where very well paid CEOs and “extraordinarily high administration costs” prevailed.
â€œSome charities are paying CEOs exorbitant salaries when at the other end of the scale you have community contact workers earning $20 an hour. How can this be justified? Itâ€™s just not right.â€
VEXNEWS has been told that this is thinly veiled criticism aimed to undermine his longtime former employer Open Family.
Sources familiar with Twentyman’s activities told VEXNEWS “It will be interesting to see the details of Twentyman’s charity operation. Is he paying himself a salary from funds he’s raising for the homeless? What percentage of funds raised will that salary be?”
During the Kororoit by-election earlier this year, Twentyman was exposed living in a million dollar property in an exclusive riverfront estate despite pretending to be an Aussie battler in a black T-shirt who was doing it tough Mother Theresa style.
The lavishly appointed home – in the Edgewater estate in Maribyrnong – is complete with atrium, mini-waterfall and enormous oil painting of Twentyman painted by one of Australia’s best known artists.
Twentyman has told friends he intends to run against Labor moderate Marsha Thomson in the state seat of Footscray at the next state election. He claims to have already have commitments of financial support from backers like ETU union leader Dean Mighell.