The soldier heading “Operation Sovereign Borders” is indeed engaged in a political cover-up. Other bureaucrats aren’t quite so skilled. Crikey compares some key hearings in Canberra yesterday.
You could fault opposition defence spokesman Stephen Conroy’s taste in movies, but not his choice of words in describing Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, head of “Operation Sovereign Borders”, as participating in a “political cover-up” in his refusal to share information about the policy he oversees.
That policy includes the process of towing back — however you want to