24 June 2009

Double standards

On radio this morning 24 June Opposition front bencher Tony Abbott deplored, in relation to the current inquiry into the fake email, what he alleged was the use of all of the apparatus of the state to intimidate and secure political advantage.

Tonight on the ABC’s 7.30 Report Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull agreed with this and added his disapproval of what he said was the steady trickle of leaks from the Australian Federal Police inquiry.

These are two men who sat in Cabinet throughout the Mohamed Haneef affair, in which Haneef was subjected to a damaging campaign of leaks by law enforcement agencies and the government played the issue for every last drop of political advantage it could wring from it (see Wikipedia entry here).

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