Blunder Down Under!
A ‘communication breakdown’ a ‘reclassification error’ and documents ‘mistakenly shredded’ has led to National breaking news for the Crime and Conduct Commission (CMC). The CMC are currently under investigation following a finding that files relating to the Fitzgerald inquiry into police corruption were released decades early. The documents in question contain information about unproven allegations, surveillance logs, targets and informants at the centre of the corruption probe. To add insult to injury, it has also come to light that thousands of Fitzgerald inquiry documents have also been mistakenly shredded.Chairman Ross Martin ‘didn’t realise at the time how significant the blunder was’!