Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. AAP

No info hard to swallow after a year

I AM sure Kevin Rudd's first visit to Bundaberg since he became prime minister was a little more memorable than he hoped for.

With his big smile on and announcement of funding for conservation of significant Australian graves in hand, I am sure the day started out looking positive.

That is until he was confronted with questions about kidnapped Moore Park photographer Nigel Brennan and a meeting with Nigel's mum Heather and family friend Rebecca Hutchins.

As a former employee and a colleague, Nigel is never far from the thoughts of staff who worked side by side with him, myself included.

This is one of the reasons we felt compelled to keep his situation at the forefront of mind in the paper every day.

After 11 months of not knowing when their son will be coming home, I can understand why the Brennan family are frustrated at the Australian Government's actions, or lack thereof.

The NewsMail has made repeated attempts to get an update on any information relating to Nigel's case, even just to confirm the presence of Australian representatives in Somalia working on the case - all to no avail.

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