While Bob Brown and Julia Gillard mull over an inquiry into Australia media (read: how much can the Greens do to censor media and stifle free speech in this country and get away with it?), I'd like to see an inquiry into the corrupt intervention in the tender process for Australia's overseas broadcasting service - a contract worth around $223M.
The Department of Foreign Affairs' tender evaluation panel assessed the Sky News proposal as being significantly better than the ABC proposal. Sky News was clearly going to be the preferred supplier, for offering far better services and superior value for money.
Then the Federal Government jumped in and took the decision out of the hands of the department.
No reasons given.
I'd call it a corrupt tender process.
Where is the call for an inquiry into the government?
ABC warned on approaching ministers