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

Yes, that was a regular occurrence, and it wasn't just our rubbish bins. I learned from very early days to invest in an industrial-sized shredder, which I still do, and I shred everything before I throw it away, but your family and friends don't do that and they would regularly come home from work and find people rooting through their rubbish bins. Couldn't prove always they were journalists -- some of them were well-known journalists, actually, or who have later become well known. You couldn't always prove it was a reporter but nevertheless it was someone deliberately rooting through your rubbish.

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