The Canberra Times brings word that police have gone so far as to seize the notes and recorder of the CT’s Noel Towell as they investigate whether Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill “attempted to pervert the course of justice”.
“Two police officers attended the newspaper’s Fyshwick office yesterday afternoon, and seized items belonging to journalist Noel Towell which they believe could be evidence in relation to the investigation.
Detective Superintendent Chris Sheehan and Sergeant Allison Williams left with Towell’s digital recorder and notebook.
Towell, who is the newspaper’s legal affairs reporter, had recorded and transcribed an interview about the matter with Mr Cahill last week.”
This is a story with the potential to really shake the smug coterie who think they run this town.
Hopefully the public is eventually allowed to know what’s going on.
[initially posted 14 Nov 2009, 13:02]
UPDATE 17 Nov 2009
Ron Cahill has resigned citing heath issues and escaped further investigation, more details in the ABC report Cahill resigns, commission abandoned.