The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes, I do. I think I see a bureaucratic problem with that, which is the police have enough bureaucracy as it is. I fear that people who do act in the public interest -- and many of the people I've dealt with have over the years, they do act in the public interest talking to me -- will be persecuted for doing that, even if there's no record of actually what was said. That is my concern. These types of rules could be abused by senior officers looking to look after their own careers. Controlling information flow. There has to be some sort of balance, in my opinion, some sort of balance, some sort of safeguard put in, because if every contact with the media is examined to the nth degree and people are scared of dealing with the media, it could lead to a corruption of a different type.

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