Some great questions about process

A short record of some great questions Tim Beshara asked regarding the Indonesian spying scandal.


  1. As the Indonesian spy scandal was playing out Tim Beshara asked a series questions which I think are excellent. They are about the process of how a Government responds to a diplomatic incident, in this case, spying in a regional neighbour.
  2. I think this is a great set of questions about process. This was followed with a question to Paul Barratt, who according to his twitter Bio is "Former Secretary of Australian Departments of Defence and Primary Industries & Energy".
  3. Paul's reply:
  4. So it appears Coalition governments have "form" in acting on something before a meeting with the National Security Committee. Even so I still think the question is valid, was this the correct course of action for a new government dealing with a diplomatic situation?