THE Roads and Transport Minister, David Campbell, has washed his hands of the F3 debacle in which motorists were stranded for more than 12 hours after the Roads and Traffic Authority failed to introduce contraflow arrangements after a truck accident.Asked if he should accept responsibility and stand down, Mr Campbell said: ”It’s a minister’s responsibility to hold a department to account. That’s what I’m doing with the RTA.”Instead, the RTA chief executive, Michael Bushby, had been stood down from his $360,000-a-year job because he failed to provide the government with an ”adequate” report on what occurred on Monday night in the RTA and why the F3 delays occurred, Mr Campbell said.A 12-page report presented on the incident on Tuesday had read like a ”chronology”, government sources said, and when Mr Bushby was pressed, he failed to provide further information.Specifically, sources said, the Premier, Kristina Keneally, had wanted to know who was responsible for delays in setting up the contraflow system, which would have enabled more lanes to open after the truck accident to allow traffic to move north.One government source said last night that the view was the RTA had just been too slow.”[With the RTA] you have got to get sign-off from 20 people before you can wipe your bum,” the source said.Mr Campbell admitted last night to ”numerous conversations” with Mr Bushby on Monday afternoon and evening concerning delays on the F3 after the accident. He said the RTA had not disobeyed him over contraflow arrangements but he still denied that he was ultimately responsible. ”This is an operational matter and it is not for a minister to direct emergency services and road safety personnel how to manage an accident.”The former police commissioner Ken Moroney will conduct an inquiry into the incident. The terms of reference relate only to the operations of the RTA.The latest affair is reminiscent of four years ago, when the former roads minister Joe Tripodi sacked the former RTA chief executive Paul Forward for not providing him with information on the Cross City Tunnel.Ultimately the sacking led to Mr Tripodi’s dismissal from the portfolio when the RTA lost confidence in the minister.The Opposition Leader, Barry O’Farrell, said last night that Mr Campbell should be sacked.The Transport Workers Union accused the minister of misleading the public by saying no truck drivers had been issued with infringements for fatigue during the F3 delay. The union said it knew of four issued with fines.