Media Statement: Finalisation of WikiLeaks referral

Release Date: Friday, December 17 2010, 12:55 PM

On 30 November the Attorney-General’s Department referred the matter relating to the publishing of United States (US) embassy cables containing classified information on the WikiLeaks website to the Australian Federal Police.

The AFP examined material relevant to potential Australian offences to determine whether an official investigation was warranted.

The AFP has completed its evaluation of the material available and has not established the existence of any criminal offences where Australia would have jurisdiction.

Where additional cables are published and criminal offences are suspected, these matters should be referred to the AFP for evaluation.

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