From the above CSIRO report Executive Summary bullet point 3;
• the July 2015 arrival time of the flaperon at La Reunion
They've chosen the date it was first reported and the media credited a Johnny Begue with the finding.
BUT it was also reported that it was found by Nicholas Ferrier in early May.
I tried to resolve the conflicting timing by contacting the local reporter (Antoine Forestier) on twitter and here is the conversation;
This link reports what Ferrier said about his flaperon finding;
Has there been a police interview of witnesses? To give benefit of doubt maybe Reunion Police sent a confidential report to ATSB. NOT ! France still holds the flaperon and the secrets it contains and Reunion reports to Paris.
Let's not forget CSIRO's first drift model and the statement that “it supports the current search area” later changed to “not inconsistent with”.
Geomar's first reverse drift model was VERY inconsistent with the current search area but Geomar at the time weren't superglued to the 7th arc. Their latest model comes more into line with CSIRO's latest but they are also using July as a start point and have related to 7th arc.
Then we have the Vestas Wind rudder post which washed up on Reunion and as it turned up after the flaperon put Reunion on the map, I think we can be pretty certain of its arrival time. We also have a very good estimate for when it departed Cargados & both Geomar and CSIRO should have included it in their models, to my knowledge they didn't. Johnny Begue later tried to take credit for another find which wasn't aircraft and probably another piece of Vestas Wind.
For these reasons the search must be suspended until ALL the data is reconciled to a single area and that requires months if not years, to thoroughly audit and review every scrap of data and verify its source.