News has broken in the past hour that a former senior union official has been charged with the heinous crime of rape.

For legal reasons we are unable to print his name, but I can assure you that he is very, very familiar to readers of this site, and for all the wrong reasons. I can also assure you that he has been persona non grata in the union movement for some time now due to his enthusiasm for telling potentially career-ending and jail-spell inducing lies about his one-time comrades.

It seems the criminality – sorry, alleged criminality – of some people simply knows no bounds.

I must stress that the rape allegations – indeed all of the many allegations – made against the man are at this stage unproven, but I wonder just what the Queensland Premier is thinking right at this moment?

Yeah I wonder.

One thing’s for sure though.

I bet she’s not smiling now.