Three Defence whistleblowers say they have been directly ordered by superiors to falsify security checks on civilian and military personnel. (John Stewart, ABC Lateline. May 2011)
I’m advised, these allegations are ‘not true’ and that’s the advice provided by the Department of Defence. (Brendan O’Connor MP, Sky Channel. May 2011).
We now have an IGIS inquiry which has been commissioned by the Prime Minister herself. It doesn't get much more serious than this. (Senator David Johnston. October 2011)
Evidence provided to this inquiry confirmed the substance of the allegations was true: incorrect data had been inserted in the vetting process. (IGIS Report. February 2013)
We owe them a debt of gratitude. The parliament owes these three brave people a great debt of gratitude for coming forward in the circumstances. (Parliament House. February 2013)