Where has the Sydney Morning Herald got its stories
this week about the lack of follow up to parliamentary committee
inquiry reports? Well, much is on the public record. I seem to recall a
twice-yearly publication, for example, called something like the Report
to the Senate on Government Responses Outstanding to Parliamentary
Committee Reports. That makes research easier. It also raises a new set
of question about the Labor Party and its tactics.

Kim Beazley was out early Monday talking about the failure to respond to inquiries, as was Julia Gillard.

However, it took two days of special “investigation” by the SMH
before Labor asked any questions in parliament on the matter –
investigation of that involved material available to the public that,
surely, opposition members with an interest in were across. Sharp
tactics, comrades.