On election in 2008, the National Government scrapped Labour’s plans to merge the SFO into the Organised Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ) and boosted funding to deal with cases stemming from the GFC. Labour MP Jacinda Ardern says the Government has now ”cut that back”.
Presumably as the GFC is over.
Ardern said Labour still believes that bringing the SFO into an organised crime agency is the right approach.
I’m surprised Labour is still pushing their 2008 policy. OFCANZ are the wallies that botched the raid on Kim Dotcom, and have made other major mistakes in recent years. The SFO is not perfect but advocating they merge with OFCANZ is the worst thing you could do for helping detect serious fraud and ensure a conviction.Tags: OFCANZ, SFO