The Australian Labor Party has termed the illegal accessing of a journalist's metadata by the Australian Federal Police as "shocking" and questioned why it was disclosed on a Friday afternoon when the Commonwealth Ombudsman was informed two days earlier.
Keystone Kops. Jacques Clouseau. Theophilus Goon. These are the names that come to mind after hearing of the most recent example of incompetence displayed by the Australian Federal Police.
The Australian Federal Police has admitted that it illegally obtained the phone records of an unnamed journalist, thus violating the new metadata regime put in place by the Coalition government in 2015.