Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Aussie Govt Raids home of newspaper journalist

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Australian Federal Police have raided the home of a parliamentary press gallery journalist in the wake of a story about Defence intelligence.

Seven AFP officers arrived at the home of Canberra Times journalist Philip Dorling about 8.30am today, AAP reported.

"The AFP confirms that it executed a search warrant at Braddon and on a vehicle," a police spokesman said.

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.