NSWCC Secrecy & Censorship

In 2012, a Freedom of Information request was submitted to the New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC). In the wake of the revelation that the AFP and the NSWCC had withheld potentially vital evidence from Schapelle Corby and the Bali court, this sought access to all other relevant information held by the commission.

In addition, the role of Mark Standen was also of interest, given his involvement in Operation Mocha, and many other aspects of the case.

The response of the NSWCC was unequivocal, as they immediately exempted themselves from the FOI legislation:

In practical terms, all information held by the NSWCC and relating to Schapelle Corby was censored from public scrutiny.

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