18 Aug 2016
Media organisations have gained an unlikely ally in the Queensland police in arguing for their continued right to report complaints made to the state’s corruption watchdog.
But an overwhelming majority of other establishment bodies support criminal sanctions against the public airing of complaints, from the Liberal National party to the Council for Civil Liberties, the office of the information commissioner and even Queensland Rail.
The clashing views are contained in submissions to the Crime and Corruption Commission, which has flagged a possible push for laws to force those referring alleged corruption for investigation to remain silent until a probe is complete.
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