I see mickysavage is writing a more considered post, but I just have to express my astonishment with the release late on a Friday afternoon (dump time!) that the police will not be pursuing any action against Slater/Ede for hacking Labour’s website.
Given a whole year to investigate, they didn’t manage to find out how to spell Nicky Hager or Tim Barnett’s names. Yup, that’s how much effort and thought they put into whether a clear case of illegal behaviour warranted police action.
And yet, they seemed to be able to get Nicky Hager’s name right for an invasive search warrant on a journalist and mere witness to discover how Hager found out the details of this illegal behaviour. How dare he do their job for them!
The incompetence and bias is staggering. The police need to get to understand computer crimes, and be less scared of prosecuting political/electoral crimes. Our democracy is in sad need of protection…