Caught on the back foot

Caught on the back foot

What could the government have done differently last week? Here are five things to start with

Few issues of recent times have highlighted the responsive, rather than proactive, nature of our political system like the cervical smear controversy.

The government has tried to stay on top of the crisis with a number of announcements from an inquiry to a redress package to legislation to stop a repeat of what happened.

But this all glosses over the fact that they were in a position to put in place policies that could have...

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