Mr. Speaker, the supercilious Liberal government bragged about letting the sun shine in, but we are sitting here in the dark dealing with even more of their secrecy and hypocrisy.
The Liberals are saddling our air force with flying pieces of Australian scrap metal. They are claiming that is because of some non-existent capability gap.
They are tarnishing the reputation of a distinguished vice-admiral and dragging him through a criminal trial, but they spent months refusing to hand over crucial documents for that same trial. The information the public is getting about Vice-Admiral Norman's case is not from this so-called open and transparent government, it is from Vice-Admiral Norman's lawyer. Thanks to her, we now know that a Privy Council investigation reports at least 73 people knew about the cabinet discussions, including nine cabinet ministers and two reporters.
The Liberal government must stop this needless witch hunt. If they really want to find the source of their problems, all they have to do is look around their own cabinet table.