Wednesday, April 1, 2009

3 years on...riot report to be tabled

Radio Australia reports that the Commission of Inquiry report into the 2006 riots will finally be tabled in parliament this week.

If so, it will be around 3 years to the day, from the 5 April 2006 elections that elected the current house into parliament.

The report is a long time coming, it being handed to PM Sikua almost a year ago on 25 April 2008.

It has had a convoluted history, igniting international controversy that eventually led to the downfall of Moti and the Sogovare government.   This all comes only 1 week after the first appointed chair of the Commission, the judge Marcus Einfeld, was sentenced to 2 years for perjury about a speeding offence. 

It may turn out that Chinatown was only the first thing destroyed by the riots on 18 April 2006.

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