Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A mystery story: An uncontrollable Rudd and the newspaper editors

Checking my Google Reader page around 10.30pm I came across this intriguing item apparently posted on the news.com.au website at 6.37PM
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Naturally I clicked on the item to see the story but all I found was this:
What can it mean?
The Sydney Morning Herald website provides an answer. It runs an AAP report of a Senate estimates committee report quoting shadow attorney-general George Brandis seeking to find out whether AFP protective security officers guarding the prime minister would as a matter of procedure record any security incidents in their diaries or logbooks. Senator Brandis suggested the incident occurred in Melbourne on March 30 when Mr Rudd attended a private dinner at Nobu Japanese restaurant at the Crown Casino with a group of News Limited newspaper editors and journalists. "The nature of the incident involved an altercation in which officers standing outside the private dining room heard the prime minister yelling at such volume that they were concerned that an incident affecting him or potentially his safety was taking place within, and they entered the room to make sure that he was all right," Senator Brandis asked.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Tony Negus told the committee he would take that on notice and consider whether it was appropriate to respond. "I would have grave concerns in divulging the methodology or the activities of how we may or may not respond to particular incidents," he said.
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