His conclusion re the debate between the PM and Waleed Aly.
In fact, the Prime Minister’s account of what Andrew Robb said was consistent with Scott Morrison’s version of events and inconsistent with Dr Aly’s assertion which was based on the leak to Lenore Taylor.
The quote from Andrew Robb – as reported in The Sydney Morning Herald on 18 February 2011 – is as follows:
“What Morrison was saying is that there were these perceptions in some parts of the community and that they [attitudes to Muslims] were becoming a problem and, [we] had to find some constructive way to deal with it before it became worse.”
In short, Waleed Aly’s original rant on The Project, to which the Prime Minister objected, was based on an undocumented rumour that Mr Morrison had sought to make political capital of Muslims in Australia.