The Greens usually argue for transparency and making all information publicly available – so why don’t we think the Operation Prospect/police bugging report should be released?

Prospect is a more than 4 year inquiry into a now 18 year old police bugging scandal – it has so far cost more than $10 million and interrogated scores of witnesses in secretive closed hearings.

The inquiry has not only failed to afford the police and journalists involved procedural fairness, but has had a troubling focus on targeting whistleblowers rather than accountability for the initial illegal bugging. We continue to oppose its release.