'Local council government': Dutton, Barr trade barbs over ACT cops metadata bungles

Andrew Brown
Sally Whyte
Updated July 27 2019 - 1:59pm, first published July 24 2019 - 9:00am

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said there are consequences in place for law enforcement agencies using metadata incorrectly, but deferred responsibility for ACT Policing bungles to the ACT government, reigniting a row over oversight of the organisation.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown


I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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