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Australian Federal Police (AFP) agents have raided the home of a Canberra Times journalist in connection with a story he wrote about defence intelligence.
Seven AFP officers entered journalist Philip Dorling's house at 8.30am with a search warrant.
Mr Dorling is the newspaper's national affairs correspondent.
The new US defence facility will be located with the existing Australian satellite signals intelligence facility at Geraldton, Western Australia. The base will be linked to a network of communications satellites that will provide front-line US military units with instant access to high-grade intelligence and tactical information.
The disclosure of DIO's focus on Japan comes after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and expressions of Japanese support for Mr Rudd's proposed International Commission on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
The briefings, seen by The Canberra Times, show that DIO's transnational, scientific and technical intelligence branches keep a close watch on Japan's nuclear power industry and civilian space programs.
According to one Defence intelligence analyst, this is more than a watching brief.
"We put quite a lot of effort into the Japanese target," he said.
"After all they have lots of nuclear reactors, an advanced space sector and an enormous stockpile of plutonium. There's no Japanese intention now to get nuclear weapons, but who knows what the world will look like in a decade or two decades' time.