4:06pm 30 June 2006 Police today announced that criminal proceedings will not be advanced in relation to the disclosure of a confidential cabinet document by Mr Michael Ryan - a messenger in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. "The circumstances surrounding the disclosure of the cabinet document do not amount to criminal offending," a police spokesman said. Police are not commenting further on this matter. ENDSI have previously noted some possible charges: "Leaks - some possible offences". And the more I've heard about the facts, the more it looks like an open and shut case for a charge under s105A, either as a complete offence or an attempt. I've made an OIA request today for more information from the Police about why.
3 July 2006
I'm somewhat astounded by this release. Police: No criminal offending in messenger's actions