Friday, October 02, 2015

Some "watchdog"

Something I had missed: Parliament has appointed Simon Murdoch to the "Independent" Police Conduct Authority. Here's his bio:

“Mr Murdoch is a former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has served as High Commissioner to Canberra and is a former Chief Executive of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. His wealth of public sector and diplomatic knowledge will lend a depth of experience to the IPCA,” Ms Adams says.

Unmentioned: he was also acting head of the GCSB. In other words, a yes-man and part of the deep state establishment who can be relied upon not to rock the boat.

Some "watchdog". And with appointments like this, its no wonder that the IPCA has no credibility whatsoever.