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“The government considers that the suppression orders remain the best means for protecting the senior political figures from the risk of unwarranted innuendo.''
In June, seven senior executives of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank, were secretly indicted on allegations that partly owned subsidiaries, Securency and Note Printing Australia, had paid bribes to government officials of the three countries and others to obtain contracts to supply polymer banknotes. The scandal has been percolating in all of the countries behind the scenes for months if not years.
Name Office (if applicable) Term begins Term endsA
Philip Lowe Deputy Governor of the Board 14 February 2012 13 February 2019
Martin Parkinson Secretary to the Treasury 7 March 2011 Indefinite
Catherine Tanna – 30 March 2011 29 March 2016
John Edwards – 31 July 2011 30 July 2016
Roger Corbett – 2 December 2005 1 December 2015
Heather Ridout – 14 February 2012 13 February 2017
According to the document, the court had banned any disclosure or publication of information concerning 17 current and past heads of state, politicians and other senior officials of Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam in connection to court proceedings of alleged multimillion-dollar briberies.
You cant get to the top without sometime with your nose in the trough. This is how politics works in our present culture, avoid, deny, distract then suppress when they don't work..?
There has been over one hundred and fifty suppression orders in the State of Victoria alone, in the last twelve months.