Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has demanded ministers explain what they knew about a “shocking” breach in which a federal police officer accessed a journalist’s metadata without a warrant.
Mr Dreyfus said Australian Federal Police minister Michael Keenan and Attorney-General George Brandis shouldn’t “handball” the “shocking” breach, which was revealed on Friday, onto the AFP.
He said the ministers needed to explain when they found out and what immediate action was taken.
“Is there a legitimate reason for the public announcement being made two days after the breach was reported to the…
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