Update regarding investigation

Release Date: Monday, June 22 2009, 12:00 AM

Having regard to the public interest in this matter, the AFP can confirm in relation to the investigation of matters referred to it by the Attorney-General's Department on Saturday 20 June 2009, that a preliminary forensic investigation of computers located at a premises in Calwell and at the offices of the Department of Treasury has been undertaken.

Preliminary results of those forensic examinations indicate that the e-mail referred to at the centre of this investigation has been created by a person or persons other than the purported author of the e-mail.

A 42-year-old Calwell man has been interviewed by the AFP in relation to this matter and it will be alleged that the interview is consistent with preliminary forensic advice.

As the investigation is continuing the AFP does not intend to make any further comment at this stage.

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