The Australian Federal Police announced this morning it will not launch an investigation into the Tent Embassy demonstration on Australia Day that resulted in Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott being evacuated from a Canberra restaurant and caused mass media hysteria. Abbott had been calling for an AFP inquiry after news that one of Gillard's staffers played a role in instigating the protests.
One of Gillard's press advisers, Tony Hodges, decided a response from the Tent Embassy would be appropriate after hearing Abbott's Australia Day comments about the relevance of the Tent Embassy. Hodges called ACT union leader Kim Sattler and repeated Abbott's comments, telling Sattler that Abbott was at an event just a few hundred metres away from the embassy. Sattler called at least two people at the Tent Embassy and told them Abbott had said the embassy needed to "move on".