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

It's to cultivate trust, as far as I'm concerned. I think the trust is all important because I think what's being lost is that these are highly professional people, who -- some have been in the job for 20, 25 years, but when they're dealing with heinous crimes, murders and robberies and such, they need to trust the person they are speaking to about the information that they are releasing. They need to feel confident that I will use that information in the right way and that I'm not going to print something that could jeopardise that inquiry, and I think going out for a drink and getting to know people -- they get to know me, that they can trust me. As a result, they tell me information and, you know, to think that all information the police give is somehow shady and illegitimate is just incorrect. Most of the time, it's about the inquiries that they're working on.

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