Friday, November 16, 2007

Surprise: The Deputy PM suggests muzzling the Audit Office during election campaigns

Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile today:

"I mean, you know, to have an unelected individual who is a statutory office holder, making a decision on the release of a report like this and the timing like that, maybe that shouldn’t, that needs to be looked at. And maybe that’s something that the next Government of Australia should have a look at."

3 comments:

Marek said...

"And maybe that’s something that the next Government of Australia should have a look at"

So the choice is now the libs muzzling the auditor if they win or the alp giving as much power to the auditor as possible in order to spend the next 3 years trashing howards 11 years with one inquiry after the other.

Good luck with the new(i hope) AWB inquiry Mark- looks like your going to need it

Anonymous said...

Mark, perhaps what the next government really needs to be looked at is the timing of De-Anne Kelly approving sixteen grants totalling $3.5 million in 51 minutes less than an hour before the Government went into pre-election caretaker mode.

Marek said...

I would hope that that would be happening without any prompting form the general public.

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