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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 872

Senator FEENEY (VictoriaParliamentary Secretary for Defence) (20:06): It is my very firm view that public confidence in these matters is critically important. It is equally my firm view that that public confidence will be strengthened by the fact that this tribunal is independent—independent of politicians and the decisions of politicians—and is able to go about its business and to govern its own inquiry process. I believe that that governance—that independence—will ensure that its future determinations have the confidence of the public.