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Cheryl Kernot and Kim Beazley.



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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

 

STATEMENT BY THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, THE HON KIM C BEAZLEY MP

 

 

CHERYL KERNOT AND KIM BEAZLEY

 

A report published today in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald contains a series of factual inaccuracies and some outright fiction concerning my professional relationship with my Shadow Minister for Employment and Training, Cheryl Kernot.

 

For example, the suggestion that Mrs Kernot’s medical certificate expired yesterday is wrong.

 

The claim that I am “known to be exasperated by (my) repeated failure to make contact with her” is completely untrue. I note that the author of this report made no attempt to check this false assertion with my office — had she done so, she would have been told it is completely baseless.

 

I continue to enjoy a good and constructive working relationship with Cheryl Kernot. I look forward to her returning to work over the coming days in good health.

 

 

PERTH

31 JANUARY 2000

 

 

jy  2000-02-04  14:01