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AFP raids home affairs department

Postby mothra » 11 Oct 2018, 13:52

AFP raids home affairs department over Peter Dutton au pair visa leaks

Dramatic move follows a series of revelations concerning the granting of visas to au pairs by the minister

The Australian federal police are conducting a search at the Department of Home Affairs headquarters in Canberra over leaks concerning Peter Dutton’s ministerial intervention in the case of two foreign au pairs.

Guardian Australia understands officers are searching personal devices and a workspace in relation to the possible leaks.

One AFP vehicle could be seen parked outside the building at midday on Thursday.

The AFP has confirmed it received a referral from the Department of Home Affairs on 30 August 2018 regarding an unauthorised disclosure of information


“The matter has been accepted for investigation,” the spokesman said.

“The AFP has undertaken enquiries and conducted a number of activities in relation to this investigation.”

The spokesman said as the investigation is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment further.

A source told the Guardian: “My assessment is that the department did an internal IT audit and found some information … the AFP is executing a cooperative warrant to get the evidence to continue its investigation and prosecution.”

Dutton last month narrowly avoided a no-confidence motion in parliament after a opposition-majority Senate inquiry found that he misled parliament about the saga.

Guardian Australia revealed in August that the minister granted visas to a French au pair connected to the relatives of the AFL chief executive, Gillon McLachlan, and an Italian au pair working for a former Queensland police colleague.

A home affairs department spokesman said all inquiries should be directed to the AFP.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/11/afp-search-raids-affairs-department-peter-dutton-au-pair-visa-leaks?CMP=soc_567
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Re: AFP raids home affairs department

Postby johnsmith » 11 Oct 2018, 14:09

is dutton trying to silence the leakers?

shouldn't he instead put his efforts into not being a corrupt arsehole?
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