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Australian journalist home searched by the feds

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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 10:35 PM

Police raid journalist's home

Australian Federal Police have raided the home of a parliamentary press gallery journalist in the wake of a story about Defence intelligence. It is understood the raid follows a story Dorling did for the newspaper on June 14 in which he wrote that Australian spies were targeting key nations, including Japan, China and North and South Korea.

Dorling cited his source as "classified briefing papers" prepared for Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon.

This is a rather senior journalist - and this is an extremely odd thing to have happened.

He quoted from classified sources which probably wasn't the best thing to do. However, isn't the government supposed to keep track of where these papers end up?

If something like this falls across a journalist's lap, they're usually going to report on it.

[edit on 22-9-2008 by mattguy404]

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 10:38 PM
Ummm.... aren't everyone spies targeting pretty much every other country? I thought that was a given?

In other news, water is wet, and the sun will rise in the east.

(That last sentence wasn't directed at you OP, more to the idiots who think it as some great "state secret" that the nations in the west are targeting china, north korea, etc., with spies.)

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 10:39 PM
True, but in saying that, i dont think they are targeting the man who wrote the article, because as you say he's just doing his job.
Probably just wanting to acquire the papers in question and find out how they leaked from the defense ministry.


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