Enquiries to the Enterprise camp induced off-the-record groaning noises. Apparently, the Australians have become rather upset that the reputation of their financial community had grown, shall we say, less than fragrant as a result of the activities of Mr Bond et al. As a result they have adopted a holier-than-thou attitude, needing to vet any announcements with a magnifying glass. As the Enterprise people put it, 'They're out-SECing the SEC.'
The hypocrisy of the Australians' new attitude reminds me forcibly of the headline in one of Mr Murdoch's papers years ago during a battle over pornography: 'Keep this filth out of Australia - six pages of pictures inside.'