Conspiracy Of Silence|
20 May 2003
Today we publish an important new article on the SIEVX Affair.
Titled 'SIEVX & the DFAT cable: The Conspiracy of Silence',
this 12,000 word article convincingly argues that there was a
coverup of official knowledge of the likely sinking position
of SIEVX across several government departments and that the
CMI Committee was deliberately misled about this matter. It is
sobering reading and it casts serious questions over the CMI finding on SIEVX that Operation Relex was not in any way at fault. This is a solid piece of research with detailed appendices and hot linked endnotes to sources on the internet where available.
Click here to download SIEVX & the DFAT cable: The Conspiracy
of Silence (approximately 600KB in pdf format).
In other news:
- Last Saturday's Weekend Australian Magazine profiled 'SIEVX
Whistleblower', Tony Kevin. In case you missed this excellent
article by Victoria Laurie on the man who first brought SIEVX
to public attention, the text is online here.
- Eva Sallis' recent book Mahjar includes a story based on the
SIEVX tragedy. For publication details and more information on
the book see the Allen & Unwin Media release.
- Last month's Eureka Street included a long article on SIEVX
victims & survivors by Arnold Zable.
- Senate Estimates begin again next week - We will be monitoring the
questions on SIEVX and will report on this site.