01 July 2006

The pressure mounts

Public support is growing for a public inquiry into the operations of the House of Assembly.

At vocm.com the Question of the Day results show 75% of respondents favouring a public inquiry with only 18% opposed. It isn't scientific but it does indicate there is a public mood in favour of a more far-reaching inquiry than the Williams administration has suggested lately.

As The Current magazine online points out, Simon Lono has started an online petition.

Deputy Premier Tom Rideout says the time is not right yet to decide on an inquiry. The time has been right, Tom, since Day One. let's see what the Premier does hwne he gets back from France and receives publicly the report for Auditor General John Noseworthy that he has had privately for over a week.