FRIENDS of billionaire businessman Richard Pratt, who died after a battle with prostate cancer yesterday, have backed calls for a return of his Order of Australia (AO).
Well, since the man – by virtue of having just died – had no flaws whatsoever that you can mention, I can’t see any reason not to give him every honour under the sun. And whilst a list of his dubious – even criminal – activities might have shown such an award to be bizarre and farcical, the fact that only a shameless git would dare raise them now makes it almost plausible.
Vale Richard Pratt. We honour the good things you did, and forget the rest.