Hold onto your butts, friends. Because this – if true – is a real doozy.
“It’s unlawful for the government or the opposition to divulge security or intelligence information.”
As for the current Government, Prime Minister Abbott was again pressed with questioning this morning on the issue, and again refused to do anything but play political dodgeball.
“Australia will do whatever is necessary, within the law, consistent with our standards as a decent and humane society to stop the boats.”“I am absolutely confident that at all times Australian agencies have acted within the law. I am in the business of supporting our agencies, not undermining them.”
The thought that perhaps publicly elected Government officials need to re-learn the difference between not undermining a Government agency, and acting with transparency and due diligence to hold immoral and potential illegal conduct to account is, indeed, a bloody nice one.