Peter Dutton’s office was suspected of leaking ‘classified’ medevac information

Paul Farrell and Amy Donaldson write on 23 January 2020

The office of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was suspected of leaking information it was told was classified about the cost of medically evacuating refugees to Taiwan, as the Government geared up to campaign against newly passed medevac legislation last year.

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A spokeswoman for the Department of Home Affairs told 7.30 that “following changes to the AFP’s referral process earlier this year, referrals must now identify the harm to the Department, national security or Australia’s interests now and/or in the future.

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Editors Comment: Note the apparent preferential treatment of Dutton over Assange as the WikiLeaks publications are documented by relevant security organisations as being of no harm to national security of any involved country