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AWB scandal 
27th-Mar-2008 02:56 pm
This is an interesting article, not so much because of the facts involved, but for the comments section below it. The consensus among the usual suspects seems to be to pretend the AWB scandal was a non-event blown out of all proportion by left-wing bogeymen. It's disturbing to see history rewritten in this way even as it is made.

US judge throws out AWB corruption case
27th-Mar-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
There's a rogue 'w' at the beginning of that URL you might want to remove.

My initial reaction from reading the summary in TFA is that it was thrown out because the plaintiffs are unable to prove the extent (if any) of damages caused, which if true seems reasonable.
27th-Mar-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
From reading the judge's decision, it seems fair. The legal facts are fairly vacuous; which is a pity, it would be nice to see someone, somewhere held to account for this. It's a black mark on our nation. With any luck the royal commission will be reopened with reasonable terms of reference.
27th-Mar-2008 08:35 am (UTC)
Fixed, sorry.

The judge's decision is reasonable, I agree. It was a pretty silly lawsuit.
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