The CCC then released the December report, in which the watchdog claimed Mr. Edman was concerned about having access to his laptop not because of parliamentary privilege, but because he might present members in a light. unflattering.
The interceptions included in the report indicate that Mr. Edman told another former MP that it was indeed the upper house and that Ms. Doust had the computer.
“I think once she gets the laptop she should probably throw it in the Swan River, that’s probably what she should do… You always have a little folder in case you have any. need on people pissing you off, ”he says.
In another excerpt to a businessman, the report says Mr. Edman told him “there’s enough stuff on this fucking computer to bury a lot of people and ruin their political careers forever …” There are videos and photos and lots of stuff. nice little collections that I have there ”.
Mr McKechnie’s term as commissioner ended in April last year, but the parliamentary committee appointed to appoint him – which included two Labor members, a Green and a Liberal – was unable to make the decision to renew his post.
The composition of the committee was changed to include two Labor members, one National and another Liberal, but no decision could be made, prompting the government to use its majority in both houses to pass legislation bringing back the corruption fighter.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall ruled in July, regarding Ms Doust’s action, that while most of the documents CCC sought could not be considered privileged, it was for Parliament to decide what should be. delivered.
He suggested that there should be a memorandum of understanding put in place to overcome the dispute and future challenges.
Two memoranda of understanding were signed last week between Parliament with WA Police and the CCC, while Mr Quigley withdrew his challenge to the Supreme Court.
New Upper House President Alanna Clohesy said on Tuesday that a review of the evidence sought by the CCC had resulted in decisions on around 500,000 items.
She said the upper house privileges committee was now working with the commission’s digital forensic staff to produce electronic copies of unprivileged documents by the end of the week.