In response to Senator Faruqi's request, The Auditor General is considering an audit of the live ex branch of the Dept of Ag.....
It can't come soon enough for VALE. In addition to all the previously identified issues (lack of knowledge or will to regulate plus or minus corruption - See Moss and Lawler Enquiries), this branch is still covering up big time. FOI documents are no longer publicly available once released and are harder than ever to request. High Mortality Investigation reports get forgotten (see Voyage 66!) or perhaps dumped altogether (still no report for Voyage 63 after 3 years). The delay on Independent Observer reports is still very long and most of the summaries when available have been shown to be significantly sanitised. And as for the editing of high mortality reports...incomplete sentences, poor grammar, omission of basic information (eg port of departure).....well clearly this Dept is under-resourced or lacking in basic competencies.
Bring it on!