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Royal commission for Utegate, OzCargate and Emailgate affairs

Comments on Paul Kelly “Liberal leader's overkill backfires”, 24/06/2009, http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25680668-7583,00.html

The play out of the Utegate, OzCar affair, the found fake email and the police leaking information in the middle of its inquiry, the involvement of Treasury officials indicate there is an urgent need for a royal commission inquiry into the whole affairs. Both sides of politics need to be scrutinised more closely. So do some top bureaucrats.

The information or evidence so far suggests that not only some politicians may have acted unethically, but also some of the top bureaucrats, such as supervisors of Mr Grech and Treasury head, since they knew some of the emails sent to Swan regarding the Grant affairs.

It is not enough to just investigate the fake email and potentially leaked information from Treasury or PMC. What have bureaucrats done and what supervisors and top bureaucratic heads had known regarding the Utegate and OzCar affairs. It appears to scandalous both politically and in terms of public services.

We need ethic politicians as well as independent and ethic bureaucrats as public servants to advise the government on policy matters.

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