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Feb 1, 2018

Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister will deliver a very business-friendly speech today in what sounds an awful lot like a campaign speech. Plus, ASIO raids the ABC. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist


Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers have moved to secure thousands of top-secret, classified cabinet files in early morning raids of the ABC's Canberra and Brisbane offices.

According to the ABC, officers delivered safes to the public broadcaster's Parliament House Bureau and South Bank studios around 1.00am Thursday morning, just hours after select documents were published.

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One thought on “Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

  1. Richard Shortt

    ‘ASIO raids’, come on Chris, that’s not my reading of events. More like a very polite visit to ensure the documents of interest are properly stored in an ASIO supplied, and no doubt approved, safe! If it was a raid, then the documents would no longer be in ABC possession and it would not have been organised with the assistance of ABC senior staff (this last is my assumption that for ASIO to know the docs were in CBR and Brisbane someone on the inside must have colluded, unless the next accusation is that the ABC was being surveilled). So, perhpas we need to drop the ‘raid’ from the headline.

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