I chose to try to remove myself from the media mudslinging which has surrounded current and former ATSIC chairs, to attempt to research the current state of play.
I have learned many things. I am still reading various ATSIC reviews, the last issued in November 2003. One thing that particular report did not recommend was to close ATSIC down.
I must mention a little transcript I found of an interview on Lateline between Mark Latham (current Labor opposition leader), and Tony Jones. Apart from any detailed discussion of the pending ATSIC closure, I almost felt homesick when I read:
I will take the chance to read more.