Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Foot in Mouth

Here is the George Negus introduction to the story broadcast on SBS TV. You can actually watch it here.

"Every now and then in this business, a story comes along that leaves you shaking your head and asking, 'How on earth could they have ever allowed this to happen?'

Well, what you're about to see falls squarely into that stunned and amazed category. Essentially, it's a story of how bureaucrats in Canberra gave the green light to beef imports from Brazil - a country with a history of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease.

Peter Martin has been investigating a decision that risked a $13-billion catastrophe."