This is how Simon Crean responded to an email accusing the Labor Party of capitulating to the Government over the SIEVX Affair by allowing the CMI Inquiry to prematurely end:
'Thank you for writing to express your opinions, but I have to tell you that you are wrong. We have pressed, and are continuing to press for the truth at the children overboard inquiry. The public hearings have ended, at the committee's decision, not ours, and if necessary the committee can reopen them.
The committee is now continuing its consideration of the issues and its conclusion, and the Labor members will continue to press for the truth to be told.'