Re: Contradicts suggestion drift modeling indicated a different crash location
For domestic political reasons, the present Australian government would do anything not to make the CSIRO, especially its Hobart scientists, look good. The government originally proposed deep cuts to the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Division because there is a faction of climate change deniers within the ruling parties. After huge domestic protest which went nowhere, they were eventually dressed down in a lead New York Times editorial and somewhat scaled back the cuts. So, you see, for them to have spent hundreds of millions of dollars looking in the wrong place and then be told *by the CSIRO* "no, it's over there" looks bad. It would look even worse if they resumed the search and found it where the CSIRO says it is.
So of course they won't resume it.
(I seem to recall reports in the media here at the time casting doubt on the INMAR position. This was during the period when the black box pinger was still running, and there were those that said the search should not be moved from where it was to where INMAR were saying.)