POLICE EAGER TO SHARE PHONE TAPS

Monday August 19 2013

– The nation’s top crime fighter says laws that prevent police sharing telephone intercept information with sporting bodies should be relaxed to expose corruption.
“While ultimately a matter for government…there is potential and opportunity to relax those sharing arrangements but within an appropriate governance framework,” Australian Crime Commission chief executive John Lawler said.
Mr Lawler’s comments were echoed by Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton, who told Fairfax Media in an exclusive interview that it was frustrating that police were not able “to share all the information we feel that we need to share with the sporting regulators”.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has ruled out changing the laws despite two of his cabinet colleagues’ dire warnings in February about organised crime corrupting sport in the wake of a commission report on the use of potentially banned drugs by AFL and NRL clubs.
Sporting bodies, including the AFL and Racing Victoria, have expressed frustration at not having access to police information.
Stewards in Victoria and NSW cannot easily obtain police information implicating a small number of jockeys and other racing figures in corruption while anti-doping inquiries in football in both states cannot obtain crime commission information about corruption.
Mr Lawler said the commission’s executive director, Paul Jevtovic, said Australian horse racing and sports were attracting increasing interest from Asia’s gambling hot spots, including those recently linked by European police to widespread fixing of soccer matches.
Fairfax Media on Sunday reported that one of Australia’s biggest punters, flamboyant Sydney identity Stephen Fletcher, is the subject of a NSW Police Integrity Commission inquiry over his association with a small number of NSW police.
Central to the inquiry are accounts with British-owned gaming giant Betfair, which controversially allows bets on horses to lose, linked to Mr Fletcher and a small number of NSW detectives.
Mr Fletcher has denied improper betting or receiving inside information from jockeys or their associates.
Betfair last year told Australian racing investigators that due to its privacy policy it could not provide Mr Fletcher’s complete betting records as part of a probe into a 2011 race – Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie

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About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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