This story is getting murkier and murkier.
Earlier today I revealed that the Corrections union and Labour have been well aware for years that prisoners were being transported on flights, despite their fake surprise and outrage in the DomPost.
It seems that the union revealed security details about a prisoner flight and arranged for the paper to be there to take pictures. And – hey presto! – paper runs a story saying this is new and dangerous, while union and Labour are given the opportunity to bash the government.
The DomPost ran the story again yesterday claiming that the flights were “secret”.
This story first appeared – wait for it – eight years ago.
On March 27, 2006 the Herald reports:
Dangerous prisoners are being flown around the country on commercial flights, it was reported today.
¬†Any prisoner, including maximum-security inmates, could be transferred on commercial flights.
And the incredible line: ¬†¬† Read more »