Honestly, would it kill some people to say "well done" to the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon?
Through quiet negotiation, diplomacy and generally not being a dick, Ms Roxon has managed to get the Japanese authorities to agree to release the three
Ms Roxon has proven herself to be one of the best performers in the Gillard Government - again.
I think large parts of the media and commentariat were gearing up for another extended rant about how the Gillard Government "can't get anything right". It must irk them beyond belief when the Gillard Government, in fact, gets it right.
And while I'm in ranting mode, the Shonan Maru No. 2* was not inside Australian territorial waters at the time of the boarding. It was in our economic zone, which is not the same thing at all.
* Which reminds me. Whatever happened to the Shonan Maru No. 1?