My first thought on reading that was “don’t most email conversations involve at least two participants?”
Has someone else been deleting things besides Jason Ede?
You think the Oily One won't have been deleting like mad?
the police seem to have decided almost immediately that they wouldn’t bother investigating David Parker’s criminal complaint.
Shame the IPCA have no teeth with which to bite the police for that decision. With the police regularly ignoring IPCA report conclusions, it's become abundantly clear that the IPCA is useful only for killing trees. I don't doubt their independence or integrity, but without prosecuting authority they're not even as useful as mammary glands on a male bovine.
And there is likely to be a snap debate called for in Parliament today on Gwyn’s findings.
Bets on Carter denying the request?
The emails *are* available on the 5 eyes network
You're either an intelligence services employee who has just violated Top Secret classification of information, or a pundit who's making wild-ass guesses. No bets which one I consider to be the more likely.
Key finished? If not by any instrument of state, then maybe in the much scaled eyes of at least 20,000 voters in 2017.
I'm sure he's quaking in his pricey Prime Ministerial shoes at such a prospect. Teflon John looks likely to be living to lie another day.
He’s violated the Public Records Act.
And faces a terrifying maximum fine of... $5,000.
I want jail time, not a paltry fine that he'll probably not even notice; if he were fined the maximum possible which, we all know, is incredibly unlikely.
The emails should be accessible through 5 eyes?
Fuck's sake, people. 5 Eyes is not a global panopticon that automatgically sees and stores every email of every person on the planet forever and always. We're talking about something that happened over three years ago!
You mean set loose the state's forensic IT capabilities on GMail or Yahoo? hah!
Question for Mr Edgeler perhaps: has Ede committed a crime by destroying evidence for this inquiry? Prosecution and jail time would be a fitting outcome.
In fact the last vaguely qualified Minister of Finance the country has had was Roger Douglas, who studied accountancy.
And look where that got us. The dangers of a man who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.