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Scandal: DFAT fails to fix Mumbai crisis!


Fergus Hanson


28 November 2008 13:38

Here we go. The blood is still flowing in Mumbai and the media is already jumping on the blame-DFAT bandwagon. Apparently — amidst the ongoing mayhem and carnage — Australian consular officials haven't been able to sort out the mess. What on earth the Australian Government is meant to do on top of existing efforts is a little unclear.

From the first report I read, a DFAT crisis line was already operational and the High Commissioner, who was in the area by chance, has now visited all the local hospitals, searching for Australians. But apparently anything short of rolling the ADF out across Mumbai seems like it will fall short of expectations. Surely there is enough gore to go around for the pack to lay off this hackneyed topic until there is an actual story to report.