Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Federal Labor are said to be considering eventually revoking those 'conclusive certificates' the former Howard Government slapped on documents covering the Australian waterfront dispute and mass sackings by Patricks Stevedores.
Won't that set the cat among the pigeons ten years down the track!
Perhaps we will be able to find out the truth of the rumour that John Howard 'engineered' this dispute and used $150 million of taxpayers money to underwrite those sackings.
At least we would probably get to see the 1998 ACIL-I aka Waterfront Strategy reported to be authored by consultant Paul Houlihan.
Howard and Reith may have led the charge to bring down the Maritime Union, but many of the current Coalition front bench were around in 1998.
Little Brennie Nelson was an MP at the time and became Secretary, Government Members' Employment, Education and Workplace Relations Committee in that same year.