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AustraliaAustralian Federal Police raid ABC headquarters at Sydney's Ultimo

05:43  05 june  2019
05:43  05 june  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

Australian Federal Police raid News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst's home over alleged national security leak

Australian Federal Police raid News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst's home over alleged national security leak AFP officers raid the Canberra home of a News Corp journalist who reported that the Federal Government was considering spying on Australians. Police have raided the Canberra home of a News Corp journalist after she reported that the Federal Government was cons According to the Daily Telegraph, the raid related to a story published in April last year in which Annika Smethurst reported that the Home Affairs and Defence departments were considering giving spy agencies greater surveillance powers. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Australian Federal Police are carrying out a raid on the ABC headquarters in the inner- Sydney suburb of Ultimo . Three officers entered the Harris Street building just before 11.30am. The plain-clothes officers were met by ABC security and staff in the lobby area of the ABC Ultimo Centre

Australian Federal Police are carrying out a raid on the ABC headquarters in the inner- Sydney suburb of Ultimo . Three officers entered the Harris Street building just before 11:30am. The plain clothed officers were met by ABC security and staff in the lobby area of the ABC Ultimo Centre

Australian Federal Police raid ABC headquarters at Sydney's Ultimo© Christopher Pearce Police have raided the ABC building in Sydney's Ulitmo.

Australian Federal Police are carrying out a raid on the ABC headquarters in the inner-Sydney suburb of Ultimo.

Three officers entered the Harris Street building just before 11:30am.  The plain clothed officers were met by ABC security and staff in the lobby area of the ABC Ultimo Centre before meeting with lawyers for the broadcaster.

The raids are in connection with a 2017 report called 'the Afghan files', based on leaked defence documents.

The police warrant names ABC reporters Dan Oakes and Sam Clark and news director Gaven Morris.

Scott Morrison defends Federal Police raid on journalist Annika Smethurst's Canberra home

Scott Morrison defends Federal Police raid on journalist Annika Smethurst's Canberra home The Prime Minister says Federal Police followed the law when they raided the News Corp journalist's Canberra home yesterday, more than a year after she reported on government considerations to spy on Australians.

ABC ' s Sydney headquarters raided by Australian federal police – video. The ABC has vowed to continue to report on national security issues without fear amid a raid by the Australian federal police over a series of articles the broadcaster ran in 2017 into the clandestine operations of Australian

Officers arrived at the public broadcaster' s Sydney headquarters with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The broadcaster said the series was "based off hundreds of pages of secret defence documents leaked to the ABC ". The Australian Federal Police said the warrant was

The story revealed incidents of Australian troops killing unarmed men and children, with the cases being investigated as potential unlawful killings.

The sensitive documents were marked as "AUSTEO" - Australian eyes only.

Australian Federal Police raid ABC headquarters at Sydney's Ultimo© Kate Geraghty One of three AFP officers sits in the reception of the ABC offices in Ultimo The raid comes the day after Australian Federal Police raided the home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst in connection with a 2018 story she authored concerning top-secret plans to expand surveillance of Australian citizens.

ABC executive editor John Lyons, who is tweeting the conversation between ABC lawyers and the AFP officers, said police have told them Wednesday's raid is not in connection to Tuesday's search of Ms Smethurst's house.

Political past of military lawyer at centre of ABC raids

Political past of military lawyer at centre of ABC raids A former military lawyer at the centre of police raids on the ABC, ran as a Liberal Party candidate at the 2003 NSW election while Scott Morrison was State Director. David William McBride was arrested by AFP officers at Sydney Airport in September last year, charged with the theft of classified documents and three counts of breaching the Defence Act. Authorities allege he is the source of the leak of classified Defence documents that were the substance of an ABC report known as the “Afghan Files” in 2017.

AFP officers have raided the ABC ' s Ultimo headquarters over reporting from 2017 looking into the clandestine operations of Australian special forces in

Australian Federal Police are carrying out a raid on the ABC headquarters in the inner- Sydney suburb of Ultimo . Three officers entered the building just before 11.30am local time. The plain clothed officers were met by security and staff of the state broadcaster in the lobby area of the ABC Ultimo

"ABC lawyers tell AFP: We waive no rights, and reserve the right to take injuction against the warrant," John Lyons tweeted.

"The AFP tell us they are interested in 'certain things'".

Australian Federal Police raid ABC headquarters at Sydney's Ultimo© Kate Geraghty The AFP officers arriving at the ABC on Wednesday. In a statement, the Australian Federal Police said Wednesday's search warrant "relates to a referral received on 11 July 2017 from the Chief of the Defence Force and the then-Acting Secretary for Defence".

The raids were "in relation to allegations of publishing classified material, contrary to provisions of the Crimes Act 1914".

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"All AFP search warrants are authorised by a magistrate or an appropriate member of the judiciary. This is the result of supporting documentation or material being presented to the court which provides sufficient suspicion that a criminal offence has been committed," the statement said.

"No arrests are planned today as a result of this activity."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said he was not troubled by a federal police raid on the home Ms Smethurst, arguing all Australians must abide by national security laws.

2GB radio host Ben Fordham also revealed this week that he has been contacted by the Department of Home Affairs about his reporting, with the department investigating how he obtained "highly confidential" information about asylum seeker vessels.

Fordham said the department was seeking his cooperation with the probe, which could become a criminal investigation and "potentially" involve a police raid.

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Texts to politicians excluded from raids on journalist’s home.
Australian Federal Police excluded politicians from their hunt for information, during Tuesday's raid on a journalist's home. Text messages between News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and Labor's Richard Marles and Murray Watt were identified and then removed from the body of evidence. News Corp alleges a senior officer told a junior colleague; “we don’t want politicians”. Smethurst’s home was searched over a 2018 story detailing a government proposal to spy on Australians.

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