Hager raid court documents published by Scoop

Scoop have obtained court files related to the police raid on Nicky Hager and the seeking of an obtaining of banking data in an investigation of Hager over Dirty Politics and the RawShark hacking of Cameron Slater.

Alastair Thompson details how Scoop obtained the court files  against the wishes of the Crown.

Justice Clifford judge’s minute concluded that the files released today should be released, and that unless the Crown provided compelling reasons by 23rd October 2015 as to why they should not be released, that Scoop should be provided with access to the affidavit evidence of the crown.

Scoop wrote today to the High Court to ascertain whether the Crown had filed objections to the release of this evidence. At the time of publication no response had been received.

The files which have been released so far are linked below. They are all in PDF format. Some minor redactions have been made.

Bryce Edwards may have know his affidavit was about to be released and published. Last week I posted Dirty Politics revisited that was about Edwards having just published Affidavit of Bryce Edwards.

Scoop published this at 12.05 am this morning (Saturday 24 October), as early as possible on the first day they were legally allowed to do so.

It’s interesting that there are two affidavits from Herald senior journalist David Fisher, and this morning there is a Fisher written article at The Herald – Police got Hager data without court order – that talks about other court details released. He seems to have had access to these court files prior to their release.

His article is worth a post of it’s own, coming up next. Obtaining Hager’s Westpac data, David Fisher, the Privacy Act

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  1. traveller

     /  24th October 2015

    Reserving commentary until your next article. David Fisher AND Dr Bryce. What a surprise – not.


     /  24th October 2015

    (para 18 CIV-2014-485-11344)

    Interesting to note that expert evidence filed by Police into the hacking, was obtained from none other than a ‘Mister Whale’.


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