Operation Phobetor: The states skipping out on nationwide organised crime crackdown
Australian crime-fighting organisations will officially pool their resources from today as part of a new taskforce targeting high-level criminals.
The Australian Federal Police, NSW Police and Australian Crime and Intelligence Commission will establish Operation Phobetor.
While only the NSW Police Force had officially signed on to the taskforce, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says all states and territories are supportive.
“We already work very closely with other states,” she told Ray Hadley. “I’m very happy to formalise those arrangements, but certainly, this has been very positively received by all the states and territories.
“Everyone is absolutely on board with this.”
The comments baffled Ray, who says there’s no reason, then, the other states and territories haven’t officially thrown their hats into the ring.
“It seems strange that there’s been … no signature coming from Queensland, Victoria and other states and territories.
“One would imagine that we need a concerted, nationwide push to get these matters dealt with.”
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