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Friday, May 02, 2008

WA Police vigilant in pursuing cabinet leaks

Canberra, under new management, may have given up the previous practice of reporting every leak to the police for investigation, but in Western Australia, vigilance to protect the confidentiality of the cabinet room has prompted a police raid on the Sunday Times.

The state secret in this case? Surprise, surprise, the government plans to spend up big on advertising using public money before the next state election.

The WA Government has more pressing challenges on the good governance front than worrying about this sort of thing, even though confidentiality of cabinet discussion is an important element of our system of government.

So do the police.

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