Media Statement: Search warrant activity at Parliament House today

The AFP can confirm a search warrant will be executed today in relation to its investigation into the alleged unauthorised disclosure of Commonwealth information relating to the NBN Co.

A warrant has been lawfully obtained for the execution of this search and will be conducted by consent with the cooperation of the Department of Parliamentary Services and the relative parties involved.

The parties involved have been contacted and have claimed Parliamentary Privilege.

This claim has been accepted by the AFP in consultation with the parties on 23 August 2016.

All material seized during this warrant will be handled in accordance with the provisions and guidelines relating to Parliamentary Privilege.

The AFP is satisfied that it is acting lawfully in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines.

While this investigation is ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

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