'... a betrayal of the families of the dead'|
1 August 2002
Margo Kingston launches a blistering attack on Labor for its capitulation to the Government in shutting down the Senate Inquiry.
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- Labor Backdown Opens Black Hole Of Accountability ~ Margo Kingston (SMH)
Labor is a shell of a party, sure, but the lack of guts and integrity it's shown in the children overboard inquiry is something else again. Its decision to capitulate to systematic government obstruction rather than do everything in its power to force the main players in the scandal into the witness box is a stain on the Senate and an awful blow to the accountability of government to the people.
Labor Senators have tortured mere public servants for days on end, humiliated powerless bit players and irrevocably harmed brilliant public service careers. In the meantime, the people who know the truth and lied about it, covered it up, and pressured the chief of the navy to mislead the public have senior positions in government and the private sector. Peter Reith is a consultant to a defence firm using his cozy government contacts to best financial advantage... [Full Report]