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Response to IPCA report on GCSB investigation

Response to IPCA report on GCSB investigation


Statement: Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess:

Police note today's IPCA report, which dismisses all three aspects of the complaint made by Dr Russell Norman in September 2013 regarding the Police investigation into the interception of private communications by GCSB staff.

The IPCA report finds no evidence of any misconduct or neglect of duty by Police regarding its investigation.

The report confirms that Police were entitled to rely on legal advice provided by the Solicitor General in reaching a decision that there had been no criminal intent on the part of GCSB staff in intercepting the communications and that there was no conflict of interest in Police appointing Kristy McDonald QC to oversee the matter.

It also finds that because the law was unclear relating to the interception of metadata, Police were justified in not investigating the additional interceptions.

We now consider this matter closed.

ENDS

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