He has actively participated as an under-bidder in many auctions in the Flemington and North Melbourne area and according to well-informed real estate industry sources, Bandt is looking to splash the cash on his first home, around $700,000 worth, some say.
Despite this, Bandt, an aspiring law-maker, is struggling with the decision-making process. â€œIâ€™ve not seen someone attend more auctions and not or under-bid, he seems very nervous about the whole thing and usually attends wearing very dark sunglasses. Arenâ€™t Greens allowed to spend their money? I wonder where he got it fromâ€ a real estate industry source asked VEXNEWS.
Bandt has previously worked at Laborâ€™s millionaire factory Slater & Gordon, a law firm that listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, greatly enriching the firmâ€™s then partners but causing questions about how the firm will attract equity partners going forward.
Bandt â€“ who occasionally refers to himself as Doctor Bandt because of a PhD â€“ is now a barrister and also worked as a Greens party staffer and hack for former medical Doctor Bob Brown when short of a quid. Brown is a sly superannuation and property millionaire who frequently falsely describes himself as on the verge of bankruptcy as a fund-raising tool.
The candidate who frequently offends Greens insiders with his off-hand and self-important style is apparently desperately keen to point out that heâ€™s a home-owner in the house-proud inner-city but is struggling with the kinds of big decisions that grown-ups have to make. Labor critics say it doesnâ€™t augur well for his ability to serve in the Australian legislature, one pointing out passionately that:
â€œThe only environmental credential of this wanker is that heâ€™s a highly recycled failed candidate, heâ€™s run for Melbourne before, heâ€™s run for Lord Mayor before, no doubt heâ€™ll run again. His campaign has already made it clear that itâ€™s all about him and not about the people of Melbourne. He has corrupted a slogan thatâ€™s about the worldâ€™s poorest people â€“ Make Povery History â€“ and misappropriated it for his own self-aggrandisement â€“ Make History Melbourne. For Adam, itâ€™s all about Adam. Heâ€™s an egomaniac. He says heâ€™s anti-conservative but hopes to get elected on Liberal preferences. If you live a lie for long enough, eventually it eats away at any goodness within. Thatâ€™s exactly whatâ€™s happened in Melbourne with the Greens. Their whole strategy for winning depends on the preferences of those who oppose them the most. No wonder he wants a new bedroom, Adam Bandt must have trouble sleeping at night. Itâ€™s inevitable these guys will go the way of the Australian Democrats, choking to death on their own hypocritical moral compromisesâ€¦â€