Nova Peris sought taxpayers’ money for extra-marital sexual tryst, she is a user, a scammer and a taker, not a giver, who cares what she did in sports decades ago. She has used the race card over and over to suck funds for her own gain for a long time. Deny all you want, the EMAILS are 100% fact and shows who you really are, a DISGRACE who ought to be charged with fraud! Google her name she has used the system for years purely because the colour of her skin.
What a disgrace to the folks who you pretend to represent. WE are not meal tickets Nova shame on you Needs to be sacked, certainly NOT worthy of being on the tax payers dime any longer, I wonder how Julia Gillard feels now about her “Captains Pick”
Nova Peris denies wrongdoing over leaked email claims
Nova Peris asks federal police to investigate Boldon email leaks, what a joke
Oh my Nova, please save us re all the embarrassment about who you really are…Now you have stood up there all mighty in a place way to good for you Nova. A drink driving adulterer as a captains pick? SERIOUSLY?
They will investigate, and they will show you for what you are.
You seem to be worried about BEING found out as what have said a slut. Relationships you took as a joke and then dared to put up your kids a sfodder to justify your actions….
The feds will dig, and DIG DEEP they will.
You have a HISTORY the country has the right to know about, rorting the system all through the years hiding disgracefully under the colour of your skin, and at the same time dare to take pot shots on other indigenous folks much BETTER and DESERVING than you.
I have emails and letters from the schools you rorted and ripped on, stealing property that was NOT yours to take spanning a decade of you joke ambassadorships blah blah
October 30, 2014
SENATOR Nova Peris has made an emotional statement about her alleged affair with Ato Boldon in the Senate.
Earlier, the Labor senator asked federal police to investigate the leaking of private emails that led to allegations she sought taxpayer funding for a secret lover and sent him racially charged emails claiming white Australians “hate black people”.
The party’s MPs yesterday closed ranks behind Senator Peris after emails from 2010 suggested that while working for Athletics Australia she volunteered to secure government funding for Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon to visit so they could pursue an extramarital affair.
Email excerpts published by the NT News contain claims that “white people hate black people in this country” and “white men can’t control black women they think they can but can’t”.
An Australian Federal Police spokesman confirmed Senator Peris referred “a number of matters” for investigation on October 2.
“The AFP is continuing to evaluate this referral as per usual process,” the spokesman said.
Senator Peris would yesterday neither confirm nor deny the emails were authentic, saying they were private and “it appears they were not lawfully obtained by a third party”.
She denied any wrongdoing but refused to answer further questions about the funding allegations or racial comments.
Boldon said the report had “gross fabrications” and he threatened legal action over “malicious misrepresentation” of his tour to meet young athletes. The Seven Network quoted Boldon as saying he had “no relationship of that sort with Nova”.
Athletics Australia, which is 79 per cent government-funded, said Senator Peris had helped establish “initial contact” with Boldon. AA had paid for his return flights from Los Angeles, his accommodation and “reasonable expenses”.
“From Athletics Australia’s perspective, I can assure you we were thrilled with Boldon’s tour of Australia,” a spokesman said.
Senator Peris was elected last year after Julia Gillard used her “captain’s pick” to install her over veteran senator Trish Crossin on the party Senate ticket.
Bill Shorten described Senator Peris as “an amazing Australian” who “has my support and the support of the Labor caucus”.
“These are deeply personal matters which predate her entering into parliament,” he said.
Labor’s Senate leader Penny Wong said there was “no public interest” in publishing emails that bear “no relationship whatsoever” to her political career.
She declined to say whether Senator Peris had disclosed a sexual relationship with Boldon when the funding was sought.
Sports Minister Peter Dutton’s office sought assurance last night from the Australian Sports Commission that no taxpayer funds were misappropriated.
Indigenous leader and former ALP national president Warren Mundine said taxpayers could ignore Senator Peris’s private life as long as they “got bang for the dollar”.
“If it’s true (she made racial comments), it was a silly statement and she needs to say something about that. Otherwise there’s nothing in it for me.”
Labor MPs described the NT News report, which contained salacious quotes from the email exchange, as “mischievous muckraking” and “an insult to journalism”.
The NT News said it was “100 per cent” confident of the emails and its report dealt “with an issue of public importance, namely the alleged misuse of taxpayer funds”.
Labor senator and former Olympian Nova Peris has broken her silence on claims she misused public funds, saying she has “done nothing wrong”.
Emails published by News Corp this week claimed that in 2010 Senator Peris tried to use taxpayers’ money to fund a trip to Australia for track star Ato Boldon, so the pair could pursue an affair.
Senator Peris has asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate the leaking of the emails.
Making a statement to the Senate today, Senator Peris said she “categorically” rejected any wrongdoing.
She said the claims were “baseless” and were connected to a family dispute.
More to come.
Senator Nova Peris sought taxpayers’ money to help her to carry out a ‘freaky’ extra-marital sexual tryst with Olympic medallist Ato Boldon
CHRISTOPHER WALSH Political Reporter
October 29, 2014
SENATOR Nova Peris sought taxpayers’ money to help her to carry out an extra-marital sexual tryst with Olympic medallist Ato Boldon in 2010, an NT News investigation has revealed.
Ms Peris, who was working as a communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies at the time and as ambassador for Athletics Australia, sought funds from Athletics Australia and other sources to pay for Mr Boldon’s trip to Australia from Los Angeles to take part in a 10 day official “Jump Start to London” program for young athletes.
She also used that trip to carry out a “just like a Tim-tam… black on black” affair with Mr Boldon. She was married to Daniel Batman at the time.
“Ato…tell me babe…what u want … Make a bit of money and spend time together … I will take time of from work to be with u,” Ms Peris wrote in an email exchange obtained by the NT News.
Mr Boldon responded: “Purpose is time with u plus attend trials plus help them promote the trials and possibly guest broadcast on the tv station carrying it…need hotel ticket plus 15,000 US…”
Athletics Australia confirmed they did pay for Mr Boldon’s flight to Melbourne from Los Angeles and covered his accommodations and some “incidentals” while in Australia.
A spokesman confirmed Ms Peris had personally selected Mr Boldon for the “Jump Start to London” program and that he “capably fulfilled his role as mentor and ambassador.” Athletics Australia would not disclose the total amount for the 10 day trip that ran from April 9 – 19, 2010 and refused to disclose any other information citing confidentiality.
“We also have a relationship with Senator Peris who is a reputable former athlete and someone who we want to maintain a relationship with,” said Cody Lynch.
In other emails obtained by the NT News, Ms Peris sends multiple nude pictures of herself to Mr Boldon and speaks candidly about her views on race relations in Australia.
“…You should be compensated for your long haul travels across the pacific.. sexually of course… but only .. a tired traveller should kick back for a few days,” Ms Peris says on Feb 28, 2010.
On March 5, 2010 Mr Boldon asks for something to tide him over until their rendezvous.
“Looks great.. when do I get some nude pics from u?”
Ms Peris responds on the same day: “Really, u want me to send some!!!! That is some freaky stuff Mr B..u like freaky??”
On March 6, Ms Peris emails Mr Boldon a nude photo of herself to which he responds: “Ohh ok lol”.
“Tester before naughty,” Ms Peris explains in a follow-up.
Ms Peris responded to questions posed by the NT News last night, saying she “categorically rejects any wrongdoing”.
“During his trip Mr Boldon promoted athletics, attended and promoted specific events and conducted clinics for young Indigenous athletes,” she said. “Other organisations, including the West Australian Government, supported some events during the visit. I understand Athletics Australia was pleased with the outcome of the visit.
“The highs and lows of my athletic career – and now political career – are public.
“The highs and lows of my private life are matters for me and my family.”
In earlier emails from February 26, 2010, Ms Peris assures Mr Boldon she will find the money for him.
“…all expenses paid meals & accom and a fee!! Don’t know what it is I was thinking around the $10k I don’t know bub…if your purpose was to come here and make a bit of money or holiday…it was not in the budget to bring any profile athletes out but…I am goin through the indigenous grants mob….they can do was I have suggested…but I am not sure what they can do …”
In other emails Ms Peris tells Mr Boldon that Sally McGrady from Athletics Australia would be arranging his payment and that Nova set it up so he would not have to pay tax on his earnings.
“I am happy to do one up for you just give me your account details and I will get the waiver form so u don’t have to pay tax, u get the whole amount as a one of payment etc…” she wrote on March 11, 2010.
“Let me know babe if this is ok? I just want to do everything right for you.”
Ms Peris was married to Olympian Daniel Batman, the father of two of her three children, at the time. In another email to Mr Boldon on March 14, Ms Peris wrote about forgetting her anniversary because she could not focus on anything but him and their upcoming sexual exploits.
“Do you think I should break it to my husband yet?” Ms Peris writes. “That I am running away from him for 10 days with you??? Did I tell u I forgot our anniversary the other week!! 2nd March, married for 9 years…ooopppps…I came home and he said, do yo have anything to say, I said um no why?, he said to look on the bed, so I did, there were roses and a card and a gift, gold bracelet… ‘happy anniversary’…
“All I could say was sorry I have had a lot on my mind lately..:)”
“What an awful wife you are lol oh and why break it now when u have almost a month til I get there…,” Mr Boldon responds.
Ms Peris has spoken before about race not affecting who she partnered with. She told the Sydney Morning Herald in March 2014 about her current husband Scott Appleton that, “I don’t see colour. I see the man I love.”
Comments in emails from March 17, 2010 seem to undermine her public statements on race.
“Its hard to keep a good woman down, and a black woman like me at that..!!” she writes to Boldon. “White men can’t control black women they think they can but can’t, If I was to marry a black man here u have to marry the family lol .. and that is just too much, I am the eldest of 45 cousins.. on my side imagine family reunions lol…”
Ms Peris continues that her husband (Batman) will probably leave her in the next five to 10 years, but does not give a reason.
“ … I don’t want to say oh s*** I wish I had of f***** Ato when he came to Australia … lol..cause I regret that I didn’t 10 years ago, wish I wasn’t the reserved person I was back then the shy girl..lol…
“so my dear friend I am waiting for you… finally BLACK… just like a Tim-tam..black on black xxx”
Later that same day, Ms Peris writes Mr Boldon again, outlining her inability to focus on anything else.
“Ok now I have to go and give a talk to 200 kids and all I am going to be thinking about is f****** you now lol
“Ok Nova you can do this lol … focus lol xxx”
The next day Mr Boldon responds with: “I wanna f*** u sitting on my lap alot.”
In other emails, Ms Peris details how she was working to obtain additional money for Ato Boldon from various other sources including indigenous groups, Commonwealth Bank, Collingwood Football Club and Channel 10 in Melbourne.
The exact total of money Mr Boldon received is unclear but in an email from mid-March, Ms Peris writes that she had managed to round up $22,000 for him, on top of the money Athletics Australia paid.
“It’s not that I don’t think it is unreasonable, and i totally agree you should be paid up front, its just that the money is government funds, with govt funding here, the normal procedure is to apply for grants, and because the money is discretionary funding they pay to an organisation then they pay you …” she wrote.
“…this is all black money babe…..but rightly so being used for the interest of indigenous kids babe….white people hate black people in this country, and don’t like for things to happen if there is no salt in the mix….”
In later emails, Ms Peris outlines how she and Mr Boldon would get “a bucket of money” through a foundation set up by the current Senator to promote sport and healthy living. That endeavour did not materialise.
Ms Peris had dreamt up the idea of a “global foundation” that would be known for “delivering outcomes (sports, health and education) … for indigenous people.” Later in one email, Ms Peris talks of all the great things they will do and turns her attention to Olympic darling Cathy Freeman.
“Like Freeman here, she is so so dumb (sad but true) and has a national profile of running fast achieving awesome things but seriously can’t talk for shit, and has zero communication skills …”
In an email dated April 6, 2010 – a few days before he arrived in Australia – Mr Boldon writes that he is looking for houses in Australia and is serious about establishing the foundation that at one point was named “Black Gold”.
“I have a great feeling about all of this and now is the time as you know …” he wrote. “So lets do this and take care of your people and get paid well for it and have sports be the least of what we are known for when we are long gone.”
Mr Boldon did not respond to repeated requests for an interview.
Ms Peris said in her statement: “Documents provided to the NT News are private. It appears they were not lawfully obtained by a third party.
“I cannot vouch for the veracity of emails I have not seen.”
Nova Peris labels Cathy Freeman ‘so so dumb’ in private emails: report
October 29, 2014 – 10:36AM
Nova Peris denies wrongdoing in affair claim…REALLY NOVA?
Senator Nova Peris has rejected accusations she used taxpayer funds to facilitate an affair with fellow Olympian Ato Boldon in 2010.
Less than two weeks ago, Australian Olympians Nova Peris and Cathy Freeman were photographed together smiling, with their arms draped around each other’s shoulders.
The photograph, one of a series taken at a function in Melbourne on October 17, describes those in the images as “friends” and was posted on the Cathy Freeman Foundation Facebook page and Twitter account.
But, if a series of private emails reportedly sent by Senator Peris in 2010, before she entered politics, are to be believed, she once held a less-than-favourable view of Freeman, her 4×400 metre track-and-field teammate from the Sydney Olympics.
“Like Freeman here, she is so so dumb (sad but true) and has a national profile of running fast achieving awesome things but seriously can’t talk for shit, and has zero communication skills,” Senator Peris reportedly wrote in the email in 2010 to Olympian Ato Boldon.
The Northern Territory News claims to have obtained explicit email exchanges from 2010 between Senator Peris, who at the time was an Athletics Australia ambassador and communication officer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and Boldon, the four-time Olympic medal winner from Trinidad and Tobago.
The article alleges Senator Peris used taxpayers’ money to bring Boldon to Australia to help her carry out an extra-marital affair with him.
Boldon came to Australia for the 10-day “Jump Start to London” program in the lead-up to the London Olympics.
“Ato … tell me babe … what u want … Make a bit of money and spend time together … I will take time of [sic] from work to be with u,” Ms Peris wrote in an email exchange, the Northern Territory News says.
Senator Peris and Boldon have denied any wrongdoing in relation to his 10-day trip to Australia.
In a statement, Boldon said there were “gross fabrications” in the story.
In the series of emails published by the Northern Territory News, Senator Peris reportedly discusses setting up a global foundation that would be known for “delivering outcomes (sports, health and education) … for indigenous people”, and tells Boldon of her frank assessment of Freeman.
Race reportedly features prominently in the series of emails, some explicit, between Senator Peris and Boldon.
” … I don’t want to say oh s*** I wish I had of f***** Ato when he came to Australia … lol … cause I regret that I didn’t 10 years ago, wish I wasn’t the reserved person I was back then the shy girl..lol…,” Senator Peris reportedly wrote.
“so my dear friend I am waiting for you … finally BLACK… just like a Tim-tam..black on black xxx”
The function attended by Senator Peris and Freeman on October 17 was a women’s lunch to mark the 10th anniversary of The Long Walk to Canberra, a protest march organised by indigenous AFL footballer Michael Long.
The Melbourne lunch was held to celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and to bring together “women from all walks of life to be inspired, celebrate, network and have a good time”.
Freeman’s representative has been contacted for comment.