ACT Policing's 'unlawful' bug in NSW uncovered legal conflict

By Steven Trask and Michael Inman
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:10pm, first published November 19 2017 - 8:29pm

Canberra police sought an urgent legal fix after they "unlawfully" snooped on a criminal across the border in New South Wales. ACT Policing discovered an incompatibility between laws in NSW and the ACT, which meant surveillance warrants issued under territory law could not be used once a target crossed the border.

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