Tuesday, 11th March 2014

UNACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT

After the Manus Island riots, Scott Morrison announced an independent review. He used this, at the time, as a justification for not providing any detailed information to the public about the riots. We would need to wait until the review was completed before he or his department divulged anything, regardless of how much they clearly knew. 

It is now evident that the independent review itself won't be made public. Scott Morrison misled again. 

Australians may not see the full report by Robert Cornall, reports the Guardian, "because both the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments will receive an account in which immigration officials have already “merged” the findings of investigations being undertaken by each country." 

PNG and Australian immigration will assess Cornall's report and those produced by PNG officials and submit a joint report to both governments. Very convenient. 

Our government's "independent" review will also be "synthesised" with the investigation conducted by the PNG police, which is itself accused of violence. 

How, in these circumstances, can there be any accountability? 

Nick Feik
Politicoz Editor

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