Thursday, December 17, 2015


That's apparently the High Court's ruling on the police raid on Nicky Hager:

The judge found that the search was illegal. He said that the Police had failed to disclose relevant information to the Judge who issued the warrant. As a result, he formally declared that the warrant was “fundamentally unlawful”. He also found that the search was therefore unlawful. Justice Clifford also expressed concerns about other aspects of the Police’s actions.

I'm waiting to read the full judgement, but this is good news. Meanwhile, I'm wondering if the police officers who lied to the judge to get that warrant will keep their jobs, or whether they will face prosecution under s175 of the Search and Surveillance Act. Sadly, I think we all know the answers to these questions. The police think the law only applies to other people, not themselves.