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 Heads must roll: Malcolm Turnbull's anger over cab
Michael.W
 Posted: Feb 4 2018, 01:21 PM
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Heads must roll: Malcolm Turnbull's anger over cabinet papers 'negligence'

Malcolm Turnbull says heads must roll over the "unbelievable act of negligence" that saw his department accidentally leak hundreds of sensitive and in some cases classified Cabinet documents.

In his strongest comments yet on the embarrassing bungle that came to light last week, Mr Turnbull says the "shocking failure" will be fully investigated and the people responsible will be held accountable.

The ABC obtained the documents after they were accidentally sold off inside a locked filing cabinet at a used government furniture shop in Canberra. The new owner found the documents inside when he used a drill to force open the drawers.

The national broadcaster published a series of reports based on the documents - which were meant to remain sealed for 20 years - that revealed the inner workings of previous Labor and Coalition governments.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has admitted it lost the papers and has launched an investigation. The Australian Federal Police is also looking into the matter.

It has not been established whether the papers went missing under Mr Turnbull or his predecessor Tony Abbott, but the most recent documents were from early 2014, when Mr Abbott was still in power.

Whatever the case, Mr Turnbull was demanding answers.
"This is a disgraceful, almost unbelievable act of negligence," he told the ABC's Insiders program on Sunday.

"The idea that public servants, entrusted with highly confidential documents, would put them in a safe, lock the safe, lose the keys, and then sell the safe without checking what was in it - it beggars belief.

"Seriously, if you put it in an episode of Utopia or something like that I imagine an editor or producer would have said, 'No, that stretches credulity. Take it out.' It's a shocking failure."

Once those responsible for the breach are identified they will be "dealt with appropriately", Mr Turnbull said.

On Thursday, the ABC said in a statement they had reached an agreement on returning the documents to the government.

"The ABC and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have agreed on the securing of and the return of the documents which were the subject of the ABC's Cabinet Files reporting to the Commonwealth.

"This has been achieved without compromising the ABC's priority of protecting the integrity of its source and its reporting, while acknowledging the Commonwealth's national security interests," the statement said.

In the early hours of Thursday morning last week, ASIO officers delivered safes with combination locks to the ABC to secure the documents.

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What beggars disbelief is the continue incompetence on all fascists of Government. Heads to roll except where the buck stop..
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 Posted: Feb 4 2018, 02:08 PM
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heads must rollover the millions given out by bishop and rest
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 Posted: Feb 4 2018, 03:08 PM
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The same incompetence holds all our personal details, and we are assured by the incompetent that our privacy is safe.... http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif

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What beggars disbelief is the continue incompetence on all fascists of Government.

Freudian slip there Michael ?? http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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Does that sound like Labor to you? http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/wink.gif

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