Tim Holding the peace-maker/ circuit breaker in Defence Dispute?
By Sasha UzunovCopyright 2009
The Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has launched a well crafted media campaign where he has vented his “anger” at his department over being kept in the dark on a number of issues. In an unusual move, his predecessor, Dr Brendan Nelson, from the opposition, backed him up in Federal Parliament.
By Sasha Uzunov
The Age, Diary Column, Tuesday, 3 February 2009.
“While I will sit by my phone awaiting the Prime Minister’s call, I will make it clear to him that I will only travel to Afghanistan in the company of my friends at The Age Diary.”
ON LINE OPINION
By Sasha Uzunov – posted Tuesday, 31 March 2009
The Australian media have finally laid down their pom-poms and ended the cheerleading routine in reporting how tough the Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon was in his war with his own Defence Department.
Up until recently, Daley was a charter member of the Desk Warriors, so why has he turned against his brethren? Maybe there is trouble in paradise?
Oh the delicious irony!