Trade Minister Todd McClay announced the start of Parliamentary treaty examination of the TPP, following signature of the agreement on February 4.
After going through the rigorous security check, he was directed to an area where the briefing was to take place. However, a security guard wouldn’t let him go through.
Calls to the PM’s department and the Minister of Agriculture’s office resulted in the advice “go back to reception”, where he was then told go to the PM’s office with the farming leaders. But when he got there was told: “Sorry this briefing is not for the media”.
Finally, an official from the PM’s department took pity on our mate and swiped him through numerous doors and got him to the briefing.
Your canine crusader’s advice to anyone invited to a lockup at Parliament is: “Be prepared for a stuff-up or a lockout.”