Phoenix Sinclair: a note on the public inquiry

(This is a stock photo/James Turner)

The more I think about the preliminary procedural stuff currently surrounding the upcoming Phoenix Sinclair inquiry, the more I stand behind the first line of a story I wrote in 2008 when the murder trial of her odious mother and her equally-nasty boyfriend was underway.

“IT took two government welfare investigators less than a day to realize Phoenix Sinclair was nowhere to be found, and put an abrupt end to a hastily-planned ruse by the girl’s mother and boyfriend to allegedly keep collecting benefits for her after her death.”

The public has waited six plus years for answers from how this was allowed to happen to a little girl.

But when the system put its mind to Phoenix, it took less than a day to realize something had gone horribly, terribly wrong.