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What does Scott Morrison's qualified apology reveal about the government?

Nicholas Stuart
By Nicholas Stuart
July 25 2021 - 2:00pm
Scott Morrison eventually said sorry. But what does an unwillingness to take responsibility mean for the rest of us. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

When someone says, "I take responsibility for the problems that we have had, but I am also taking responsibility for the solutions we are putting in place" you know they failed. The embedded qualification; the pointing elsewhere reveals the truth: it's not an apology; it's self-justification.

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.

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