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‘I knew nothing’: Morrow

Quizzed by former Labor Comms Minister Stephen Conroy at a Senate committee hearing yesterday, Morrow repeatedly said he could not recall “any of the specific details” about the case.

“If there was any criminal activity that I was aware of I would have made sure it was appropriately dealt with,” he said.

Morrow was Vodafone Australia CEO when the telco’s Australian fraud investigator, Colin Yates, raised the hacking concerns – and other serious alleged legal breaches – with the telco giant’s global head of security in London.

While Vodafone covered up the hacking of the phone, failing to report it to authorities or notify the journalist, Fairfax reporter Natalie O’Brien, Morrow said he knew nothing about the case, and any questions should be directed to Vodafone’s current management.