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This is grotesque. The raid was based on a false premise (searching for undefined computers and persons already in custody) and was manifestly wrong, overbearing and intimidating. After trying every temporizing mechanism at their disposal the States capitulated after Mr. Rice took outside advice. Had they done so at the outset the costs would have been much lower and I am sure that an apology to AFR would have been adequate. The public have an obvious right to know the full costs and the States a duty of candour to disclose them.