Fact Check

Welcome to Fact Check. This part of the AFP website gives the public access to the AFP's view in relation to publicised issues involving our organisation.

Fact Check: AFP Access to Journalist Metadata

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is aware of comments made by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in relation to the AFP’s access of journalists’ metadata.
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Fact Check: AFP response to media reporting on our role in PNG

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The Australian Federal Police would like to respond to a media report published on 23 November 2015 regarding the AFP’s role in
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Fact check: Use of metadata in relation to journalists

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In a statement released yesterday, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) claimed that AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin confirmed the AFP had “been repeatedly asked to hunt down journalists’ sources by accessing journalists’ metadata and he confirmed that it is doing so.
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