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Jun 18, 2014

Abbott’s top-secret presser: national security or stunt?

National security secrecy now apparently extends to partisan events on RAAF bases.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

How far does this government's obsession with secrecy extend? And what's the link between national security and a crass pre-election photo-op for the Prime Minister and South Australian Opposition Leader and failure-to-be Steven Marshall?

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13 thoughts on “Abbott’s top-secret presser: national security or stunt?

  1. Patrick

    That Conroy / Johnston exchange has been lifted from Monty Python surely.

  2. rhwombat

    @1: “I’m sorry, but is this a 5 minute argument or the full 3 years of pigheaded intransigennce?”

  3. SusieQ

    Patrick, I think its the other way round….you can see why Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister is such a good show, it often had exchanges like this.

  4. Dogs breakfast

    ‘Hanger’?

    Oops.

  5. AR

    Brekky – if only it were, now instead of whenever we get the chance. DD trigger this morning, go on Tone’s show us how brave you are, call an election!

  6. AR

    Did he really say “ Marshall and I am hopeful “?

  7. Electric Lardyland

    I don’t know Patrick, I was thinking, Catch 22.

  8. The Cleaning Lady

    I trust the good Senator has also FOI’d the relevant defence regs.

  9. extra

    Tony’s ‘Mission Accomplished’?

  10. fractious

    SusieQ Definite Humphrey Appleby material, though Appleby’s deliciously deft touch in the delivery was sorely missing at Senate Estimates.

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