So the next time you see an IBC letter to the editor, column, ad or video, remember the IBC is a lobby group doing what it can to further the agenda of its members.
Absolutely true. Anybody can lobby government over issues or bugaboos. We're all equal, right? It just happens that the best lobbyists are highly strategic, connected and know exactly the right buttons to push. Much like the Political Parties they cut their teeth in, these super-lobbyists build coalitions of support, identify and mitigate potential threats and spin like crazy to get what they want. That's why they get paid the big bucks.
The minister cannot be held responsible [for this]. However she must require that a thorough assessment of the situation be done, including an undertaking on behalf of anybody who may have been hurt and whether there is a counselling plan and/or legal consequence in place for the offender.
Not responsible for the actions of staff, but responsible for getting a thorough understanding of consequences and planning for fallout accordingly. Gotcha. So from whom do they get that thorough understanding again?
Don't worry about it. Just have a glass of milk instead - it does the body good, doncha know.