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Political lessons of the Julian Moti affair – will Canberra provide answers?

Solomon Islands media are mounting pressure on Canberra to explain why it pursued former Attorney General Julian Moti, extraditing him on child sex charges.

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Opinion – WSWS

Last week’s Queensland Supreme Court decision to throw out the prosecution of former Solomon Islands’ Attorney General Julian Moti on trumped up child sex charges is a major blow to the Australian government, its federal police and public prosecutors. The vicious five-year vendetta has cast light on Canberra’s filthy neo-colonial operations in the South Pacific, as well as the complicity of the entire political and media establishment—ranged across the official political spectrum, from the openly right wing to the ex-radical “left”.

For more, see… World Socialist Web Site’s report.

1 comment:

  1. Thakur Ranjit Singh, 30. December 2009, 8:37

    I will recommend all media students and media academics to read and follow this case closely, as it reveals the hollowness of the mainstream Australian media. Truth, justice and media ethics were traded in so that the media could become mere lapdogs of the Australian establishment and Australian government.
    The question arises, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FOURTH ESTATE FAILS US? IS THERE THEN A NEED FOR A FIFTH ESTATE WHICH BECOMES WATCHDOG OF A FAILING FOURTH ESTATE?

    Go ahead, make my day and answer these questions. I will further discuss this contentious issue in an opinion piece at a later stage and hope the veterans in Pacific journalism will pick up this piece to seek answers from Canberra.