Unauthorised release of Commonwealth documents

Unauthorised release of Commonwealth documents

PM&C
Thursday, 01 February 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet yesterday instigated an investigation into the circumstances around the disposal of two Commonwealth Government filing cabinets that allegedly contained classified material.

The investigation is being led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

All documents included in the ‘The Cabinet Files’ have been secured with the cooperation of the ABC.

The documents remain the property of the Commonwealth of Australia.