Victoria's new chief commissioner Ken Lay has stated the obvious in his promise to bring Victoria Police into a new era of stability, saying the group needs to behave appropriately, be loyal, be focused and working together.
Phone tapping and secret surveillance by Victoria Police may soon face tougher scrutiny, with the Victorian government expected to today introduce Public Interest Monitors (PIMs) to examine and challenge the need for intrusive powers.
Greg Medcraft must be a sucker for a challenge: he's taken the lead of Australia's corporate watchdog at a time when it desperately needs to bare its teeth, and while the markets continue to fluctuate wildly.
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