ASIO officers have moved to secure the thousands of top secret and classified cabinet files obtained by the ABC, in early morning operations in Canberra and Brisbane.
ASIO officers delivered safes to ABC offices in Canberra Parliament House and Brisbane
ABC still has access to the documents and is negotiating with Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet
Kevin Rudd is launching legal action against the ABC over its coverage
Officers delivered safes to the public broadcaster’s Parliament House Bureau and South Bank studios around 1:00am, just hours after the massive Cabinet Files national security breach was revealed.
The ABC still has access to the documents, now kept in the safes, and negotiations are still underway between lawyers for the ABC and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).