What happened inside the cabinet room in 2001
Each year on January 1, the National Archives release cabinet records that have been held in secret for two decades.
The release of the documents each year provides a fascinating insight into the behind-closed-doors thinking of the politicians in power at the time, but this year’s release is particularly significant.
Papers released on Saturday cover a momentous year in world and Australian politics.
From the Tampa Affair to September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism, decisions made in 2001 still affect our lives.
Today on Please Explain, senior economics correspondent Shane Wright joins Nathanael Cooper to look at some highlights of this year’s documents.
Our supporters power our newsrooms and are critical for the sustainability of news coverage.
Becoming a subscriber also gets you exclusive behind-the-scenes content and invitations to special events. Click on the links to subscribe to The Sydney Morning Herald or The Age.
Most Viewed in National
Source: Read Full Article