It’s the standard sort of duck and cover, order a review and hope everyone’s forgotten about the issue by the time a report comes back (which can be released during the running of the Melbourne Cup).
The thing that really interested me was this one:
“While he found cluster bombs “abhorrent”, he defended Raytheon as a “highly respected ACT company” that had received direct support from his Government. “It’s a valued member of the Canberra community, it’s a growth company employing a significant number of Canberrans, returning through its employment and activities in the territory enormous returns.” He argued the use of Raytheon’s munitions, manufactured by its parent company in the US, raised questions “not necessarily about the company, but the legitimacy of the activity in which its product are used”, such as the war in Iraq.”
I’ve long held the opinion that Mr. Stanhope was a talented moral gymnast, but this is 10/10 stuff!