Yesterday John & I received (finally) a reply from Tony Burke’s office to the letter we sent after he spruiked the mill in parliament several weeks ago, using chunks of information lifted from Gunns’ IIS ( Rick Pilkington’s explosure here ). Included in the envelope was a copy of the letter Burke claims to have sent us earlier this year, in response to my Community Cabinet interview with him. This letter was definitely not received, either by email or snail mail, so it would be interesting to know who did receive it – if in fact it was sent at all.
But the really interesting bit is that the first letter (below) to Rick and Anna was included as well! Talk about major ministerial staff incompetence! I’m not sure where that leaves Burke in so far as breaches of privacy, but it certainly leaves him with an awful lot of egg over his face. As well as confirming his reputation as a complete berk.
Letter to Rick and Anna
The letter to John and me from Tony B
Tony Burke – 3 (page 1 of letter supposedly sent in January)
Tony Burke – 4 (page 2 of the January letter)