“Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” – Sir Walter Scott

Today in Parliament, the Treasurer, Michael Aird, appeared to suggest that the proposed appointment of Mr McCreadie was discussed in Cabinet.

This is directly at odds with what the Police Minister, Jim Cox, told the House of Assembly on 28 October last year.

Mr Hidding (Question)… Will you now inform the House whether the Premier’s proposal to appoint Mr Richard McCreadie as temporary police commissioner two weeks ago went to Cabinet before it was announced in Parliament?

Mr COX: I can answer that very clearly. There was considerable discussion. I was involved in that discussion and no, it did not go to Cabinet.

(Hansard 28 October 2008)

Michael Aird and Jim Cox can’t both be right.
Vanessa Goodwin MP Shadow Attorney-General and Minister for Justice