LOL! This isn't really meant to be serious, is it?
He used to run TV Hypotheticals, basically improv theatre where public figures examined possible real-life situations using their experience. Entertaining until you realized the moderator (Robertson) was the only one with a script, like what he wrote. Then it became meh.
My illumination was: Future hostile Indonesian Government goes nuclear. Air Garuda 747 with "something" under the wing is heading directly towards the Pine Gap Aust-US defence facility, not answering RAAF fighter calls. what to do?
retired RAAF officer (playing Chief of Air Staff): "Defence Minister, clear and present danger, recommend shoot down"
retired politician(playing Defence Minister): "Agree, shoot it down"
Robertson then steps in and overrules them, because he wants the US Navy to do it over Australian soil.
(Back to article) 'Cut and paste' is a regular feature of The Australian, highlighting balther and contradictorily statements published in the MSM. (For some reason, most examples come from the Left)